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International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalisation

International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalisation (IJLEG)

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International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalisation (3 papers in press)

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  • Framework for Assessing Logistics Risk Factors in Omnichannel Supply Chains   Order a copy of this article
    by Matheus Soares Brum De Mello, Maria Silene Alexandre Leite 
    Abstract: Omnichannel is a channel strategy that aims to coordinate processes and technologies across all contact channels to provide continuous, consistent, and reliable services to consumers. This study develops a risk assessment method for logistics and warehousing factors associated with the omnichannel. Using the supply chain risk management (SCRM) methodology and the analytic hierarchy process (AHP), the study identifies and prioritises the main logistic risks in supply chains (SCs). The results highlight issues such as fleet and vehicle routing, reverse logistics failures, lack of visibility and inventory accuracy, limited attention to logistics costs, and process integration gaps. This study contributes by applying the AHP method as a decision-making and prioritisation approach for these factors. It also provides clear guidelines for retailers and dairy product industry companies to mitigate risks, improve operations, and enhance customer satisfaction. Understanding logistics and warehousing risks are crucial for achieving efficient, competitive, and resilient SC in the context of omnichannel.
    Keywords: supply chain; logistics; risk; omnichannel; analytic hierarchy process; AHP.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLEG.2023.10060580
     
  • Business Ecosystems for Value Co-Creation in the Internet Economy and its Relevance for Logistics Management and Manufacturing   Order a copy of this article
    by Balaji Gopalan 
    Abstract: In today's economy, firms are increasingly integrating information technology into their business processes and routines. This paper discusses how value co-creation has now helped firms integrate online customers for collaborative product and service improvements. The research focuses on how customer added capital and information technology (IT) added capital is relevant to the industry. In industries, the networked interactions, information quality, networked learning and efficacy, recreation, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and professions are adding value to the creativity and innovativeness between firms and their customers and enhancing the economic growth. There are three research studies involved in this paper. The first study involves a comprehensive analysis of research published on internet-based value co-creation. The second study focuses on a time series study of how telecommunications has enabled economic growth in India over 40 years. The third study involves a survey of the impact of IT and internet usage on businesses across seven industries including IT, manufacturing, construction, solar energy, cosmetics, food processing and wood manufacturing in India. The paper explores how in today's internet economy the innovativeness of firms and its economic growth improves with the interplay between the social, economic and intellectual motivation in professions and vocations.
    Keywords: value co-creation; information technology; information and communication technologies; ICT; customer added capital; IT added capital; internet economy.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLEG.2023.10062172
     
  • A new mathematical model for the assignment of nurses to operating rooms   Order a copy of this article
    by Islem Hmidet, Inès Rekik, Jihen Jlassi 
    Abstract: The nurse scheduling problem is one of the major operational issues in the healthcare field. This problem is concerned with assigning a number of shifts to a number of nurses in order to meet the needs of the hospital. Face to the lack of human resources, especially nurses, in Sfax Habib Bourghuiba Tunisian Hospital case study, and in order to ameliorate the quality of care in this hospital, the presented work is articulated about the Central Operating Room where patients need high-level nursing skills and care. In this paper, we suggest a new mathematical model based on integer programming for formulating and solving the problem of assigning nurses to operating rooms. Aiming at minimising the difference in workload between the various nurses and taking into account the competence of each nurse, the proposed model is meant to determine the nurses' assignment plan to the various surgical operations being performed in the appropriate operating theatres. Based on the collected real data from the Habib Bourguiba's University Hospital Center, numerical results show balanced and more fitful assignments. Hence, service quality has been enhanced as stakeholders' satisfaction has improved.
    Keywords: integer programming; nurses assignment; nurses competence; operating room; workload balance.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLEG.2023.10062455