Advances and Applications in Supply Chain Management

The tools and techniques of Operations Research and related research streams have recently seen countless applications in Supply Chain Management, e.g., heterogeneous supply contracting, multi-criteria supplier selection and evaluation, supply chain with information asymmetry, supply chain price leadership, dual-channel, multi-tier and multi-echelon supply chains, storage selection, site selection, supply chain risk modeling, supplier base reduction, order quantity allocation, multi-stage supply chain coordination, inventory decision-making, supply chain performance anomalies, supplier switching, supply chain network equilibrium, among others. This Special Issue in Operations Research Forum welcomes submissions focusing on applying recent and established advances in OR and Operations Management to the field of Supply Chain Management. The OR – inspired intelligent methodologies and techniques that can benefit decision-makers in different stages of a supply chain in diverse industries would be of particular interest. We invite authors from academia and industry to contribute through their original and previously unpublished works within the scope of Journal and the current Special Issue.


  • Saad Ahmed Javed

    School of Business, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, P. R. China (

  • Gazi Murat Duman

    School of Business, University of Bridgeport, USA (

  • Camelia Delcea

    Department of Computer Science and Cybernetics, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania (

  • Amin Mahmoudi

    College of Civil Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, P. R. China (

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