Calls for papers


International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling
International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling


Special Issue on: "Advances in Logistics and Transport"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Mounir Benaissa, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Prof. Mourad Abed, University of Valenciennes, France
Prof. Abdellatif Benabdelhafid, University of Le Havre, France

The increasing call for mass customisation in many industries has made today’s global supply chains very complex, requiring a multitude of parallel information and physical flows to be controlled to ensure high customer service levels.

Enterprises today are exploring different ways to achieve competitive advantage in their industry. Within the last decade, active sourcing from low-cost economies has taken place and has led to logistics networks becoming globalised and complex. As transportation and logistics costs rise in importance, inventory, handling, lot size and mode choice decisions have a larger effect on corporate profitability.

The aim of this special issue is report on the most recent developments in the area of logistics and transport.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Advanced Logistics and Transport (ICALT’2013; taking place on 29-31 May, 2013), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Accessibility, mobility, security and safety
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Modelling the complexity of logistics systems
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Optimisation and logistics challenges
  • Supply chain and logistics challenges in the enterprise
  • Supply chain optimization
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Advances in optimisation models
  • Algorithms and platforms
  • Inventory management
  • Enterprise-wide optimisation
  • Transportation, logistics and distribution networks
  • Inventory management
  • Process operations and scheduling, production and material flows
  • Logistics process control
  • Batch tracking and tracing
  • Reverse logistics and facility planning
  • Warehouse-transport interfaces
  • Supply chain design, revenue management and enhancement
  • Responding to and reducing supply chain performance variance
  • Management and amelioration of uncertainty
  • Analysis of sourcing and pricing decisions
  • Achievement of lean logistics within supply chains
  • Logistics planning
  • Warehouse and distribution
  • Transportation management systems
  • Logistics visibility and control
  • Procurement
  • Supply chain collaboration
  • Supply chain process

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

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

Manuscript submission: 15 July, 2013

Notification of initial decision: 15 August, 2013

Submission of revised manuscript: 15 September, 2013

Notification of final acceptance: 15 October, 2013