Braziotis, C. and Eschenbaecher, J. (2012), "Editorial", International Journal of Logistics Management, The, Vol. 23 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijlm.2012.30023caa.001Download as .RIS
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2012, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Article Type: Editorial From: The International Journal of Logistics Management, Volume 23, Issue 3.
Four papers in this issue are based on papers presented in the 16th International Symposium on Logistics (www.isl21.net) “Rebuilding Supply Chains for a Globalised World” held in Berlin in July 2011. Over 80 papers were presented in ISL 2011, 16 of which were shortlisted and the authors were invited to submit expanded manuscripts to go through the journal peer review process. As a result, four papers were finally accepted for publication in this journal. The first two papers have a strategic perspective, whereas the third and fourth have an operational angle, providing a multi-level contribution to the range of management issues relevant to supply chain and logistics.
In the first paper, Ghadge, Dani and Kalawsky adopt a holistic systems thinking perspective and systematically analyse supply-chain risk management and its respective current and future scope. Among the various future research areas identified, sustainability emerges as a major factor impacting on risks in supply chains. The second paper by Glock, Searcy and Jaber highlights the sustainability factor in supply-chain management. This paper contributes towards the need for analytical models that examine sustainability in supply chains in terms of quality. It explores the impact a customer decision criterion has on the behaviour of a supplier and manufacturer. The third and fourth papers represent case study-based research from Greece and China. The purpose of the study by Fotopoulos, Bourlakis and Maglaras is to provide an empirical comparison of various supply chain members and investigate the differences in value outcomes within the Greek food chain. The authors identify the differing contributions towards value creation and evaluate the state of the chain. Finally, Ding, Kam and Lalwani evaluate the effects of operational routines on logistics and supply-chain competencies of Chinese logistics service providers. The authors of this paper enhance our understanding of the logistics industry in this unique and dynamic market. We anticipate that all these papers will be relevant and interesting to both managers and academics.
Christos Braziotis and Jens EschenbaecherGuest Editors