Calls for papers


International Journal of Services and Operations Management
International Journal of Services and Operations Management


Special Issue on: "Sustainable Competitiveness for Industrial and Service Excellence"

Guest Editor:
Dr. T.Paul Robert and Dr. T. Ramesh Babu, Anna University, India

The main challenges before the organisations are to manufacture goods and provide services in the global competition. This demands an increase in productive efficiency of the organisations. Industrial Engineering plays a vital role in increasing productivity. Industrial Engineering techniques are used to analyse and improve the work methods in order to eliminate waste and proper allocation and utilisation of resources. The ultimate objective is to achieve sustainable competitiveness, which reflects the search for a development model that would balance economic prosperity and social sustainability.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at International Conference on Advances in Industrial Engineering Applications (ICAIEA2018), 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 the following:

  • Application of metaheuristics
  • Applied operations research
  • Design of experiments
  • Engineering optimisation
  • Enterprise resource planning
  • Facility location and layout design
  • Financial engineering
  • Healthcare management
  • Inventory and materials management
  • Just in time manufacturing
  • Knowledge management
  • Lean six sigma
  • Manufacturing systems engineering
  • Operations management
  • Product design and development
  • Safety engineering
  • Supply chain and logistics management
  • Total employee involvement

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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors:
Dr. T. Paul Robert
Dr. T. Ramesh Babu:

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 1 March, 2018

Notification to authors: 30 May, 2018

Final versions due by: 30 July, 2018