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International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management
International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management


Special Issue on: "Global Logistics"

Guest Editor: Dr. Hokey Min, Bowling Green State University, USA

With the unprecedented growth of international trade, a growing number of multinational firms have coped with logistical challenges of shipping products to and from unfamiliar territories in foreign soils. These logistical challenges include cross-border transportation under different rules and regulations, selection of the optimal mode of transportation, backward movement of returned products, selection of ports of entry and departure, utilisation of foreign (free) trade zones and bonded warehouses, location of international warehouses/distribution centers, selection of international distribution/transportation hubs, establishment of global services standards, development of global transportation networks, design of global e-commerce, assurance of safe and secure transportation, assessment of potential supply chain risks in global environments, resolution of international contract disputes, and cross-cultural negotiations.

In recognition of these challenges, this special issue aims to bring together the recent advances in research tools and their applications to various aspects of global logistics activities including intermodal transportation, port selection, ocean carrier routing/scheduling, containerisation, packaging, bonded warehousing/shipment, e-fulfillment operations, logistics infrastructure development, country or region-specific distribution channel design, foreign logistics market penetration, and supply chain risk management in global business environments. Papers centred on building theory or based on actual case studies will be especially welcomed. Also, papers that synthesize the past evolution of global logistics and provide future research directions are strongly encouraged.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
  • Intermodal/multi-modal transportation
  • Country- or region-specific distribution channels
  • Global trends of the third-party logistics markets
  • Standardisation of global logistics services
  • Green logistics in G-7 nations
  • Global logistics strategy
  • Container cargo booking and reservations
  • Revenue management of international air-carriers and ocean-carriers
  • Claims handling/contract dispute resolution
  • Modern piracy
  • Port management/selection
  • World-wide return management/product recall
  • The impact of free trade movement such as NAFTA on global logistics
  • Cabotage
  • Cross-border security
  • Transportation rules and regulations in foreign countries such as China
  • Cross-cultural freight-term negotiation
  • Supply chain disruptions in a global scale.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Full paper due: 15 May, 2008

Notification of acceptance: 31 July, 2008

Final version of the paper due: 30 September, 2008