Dear Colleagues,

18th International Logistics and Supply Chain Congress (LMSCM2020) will be held at Gaziantep University, Gaziantep with the collaboration of the Logistics Association (LODER) and Poznan University of Economics and Business on October 15-16, 2020. The congress provides an excellent opportunity for both researchers and practitioners to discuss recent and future trends in logistics and supply chain management. 

LM-SCM encourages multidisciplinary networks and platforms for academics and professionals to identify the challenges and discuss solutions for logistics and supply chain management and welcomes scientific and practical contributions from different disciplines and fields. Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research that has not been submitted for publication elsewhere. The submitted papers will undergo a double-blinded review process. 

 

The main theme of the congress is “Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management”. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  • ​Humanitarian logistics

  • Emergency logistics

  • Disaster relief operations

  • Supply chain management in disaster relief

  • Development aid logistics and supply chain management

  • Assessing and managing supply chain vulnerability

  • Managing supply chain disruptions

  • Measuring performance in humanitarian supply chains

  • Decision-making in humanitarian supply chains

  • Knowledge management and transfer in humanitarian supply chains

  • Information and communication technology for humanitarian logistics

  • Supply chain cooperation, integration, and collaboration in the humanitarian setting

  • Relationship management in humanitarian supply chains

  • Public-private partnerships in humanitarian logistics

  • Inter-organizational coordination across humanitarian supply chains

  • Civil-military cooperation in disaster relief

  • Humanitarian health care supply chains

  • Principles and theory of relief supply chain management

  • The role of donors and volunteers in humanitarian logistics

  • Not-for-profit supply chains

  • Quantitative methods and simulation in disaster relief logistics

  • Warehousing and inventory management for disaster relief

  • Emergency procurement

  • Early detection and assessment of requirements for disaster relief chains

  • Big data for supply chain management in a crisis situation

  • Autonomous Vehicles in Logistics

  • Big data analytics in logistics

  • E-commerce and omnichannel logistics

  • Logistics 4.0

  • Sustainability in logistics and supply chains

  • Green logistics and supply chain management

  • Transportation and warehouse management

  • Social responsibility in logistics and supply chains

  • Best practices in logistics and supply chains

  • Innovation and technology management

  • Risk management

  • Retail logistics and supply chains

  • Service supply chains

  • Sourcing and outsourcing

  • Special topics in logistics and supply chains

  • Innovative and smart technologies in logistics

  • Smart and sustainable city logistics

  • Emergencies and crisis logistics

  • Humanitarian logistics

  • Health care logistics

  • Transportation law

 

All accepted and presented submissions will be published in the book of abstracts and full papers (optional) will be published in the conference proceedings and selected papers will be forwarded to LMSCM2020 special issues of selected journals which are:

 

 

Looking forward to seeing you at this congress.

Best regards,

 

Eren ÖZCEYLAN, Gaziantep University, Congress Co-Chair

Mehmet TANYAŞ, Logistics Association (LODER), Congress Co-Chair