Jun 29

Third International Workshop on Successful Strategies in Supply Chain Management (IWSSSCM3)


Third International Workshop on
Successful Strategies in Supply Chain Management

7th – 8th January, 2016

Hong Kong


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


To provide a forum for academics and practitioners, from Hong Kong, Mainland China, and other Southeast Asian countries as well as those from other parts of the world, to share their experiences and latest developments in the area of supply chain management and its applications.

Important Dates

1st October, 2015, Deadline for submission of Abstract

15th November, 2015, Deadline for submission of Full Paper

1st December, 2015, Early registration due


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong



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Jun 08

ISIR WORKSHOP on Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management

October 7th -9th 2015 at EMLYON Business School and the DISP Lab, France



The Workshop will be a special meeting of both economists and operational analysts, thereby attempting to bring together two streams of research within the ISIR Community.

The theme is ‘Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management’, reflecting the key challenges for future in manufacturing and service sector with the particular goal to assess the real costs involved in many supply chains that today still remain invisible and therefore prohibit the transition towards a more sustainable future.

Illustrative example of these invisible costs: today massive amounts of wood are imported by China, from France. In China, this wood is used for manufacturing furniture, which for a significant amount is exported … to France. Local French furniture manufacturers cannot compete with this practice, due to still low wages in Chinese furniture manufacturing but also since environmental costs (e.g. carbon emission) of both production and supply (forth and backwards) are still not calculated.

Papers on all topics related to the theme are invited, however preference will be given first of all to papers focusing on inventory related issues of sustainability and  to the following topics:

  • Analysis of hidden costs impact on sustainable supply chains’ decisions
  • Resource-efficient production, inventory and routing decisions
  • Sustainable design of production and supply chain networks
  • Measurement of supply chain environmental footprint
  • Performance measures, metrics, and impact of sustainable supply chain
  • Reverse logistics and green considerations
  • Sustainability issues in manufacturing and services sector
  • Lean management and its relationship with the sustainable supply chain
  • Information systems for sustainable supply chain
  • Socially responsible supply chains
  • Reference models for green production and supply chains
  • Strategies and decision making for resource efficient supply chains
  • The impact of e-commerce on logistics
  • Urban Logistics


The workshop is intended as a forum for presenting innovative and transformational ideas in the field. Contributions addressing contemporary and future practical challenges in the transition towards sustainable and resource-efficient supply chains are strongly encouraged.

Presenting at the workshop is not mandatory, however it is highly encouraged, especially for students who may have little previous experience or who wish to present in a relaxed environment among peers.

A collection of the extended abstracts will be published after the workshop, supplemented with a set of conclusions and suggestions based on the workshop discussions.

Important Dates

Registration opening: 5 June 2015
Submission of extended abstract deadline: 15 August 2015
Notification of Acceptance: 10 September 2015
Registration deadline: 20 September 2015
Workshop: 7-9 October 2015 in Lyon, France


Registration Fee:

The workshop is sponsored by ISIR and EMLYON Business School, and only 50 euros administration fee will be charged for registration and attendance.

The invitation covers all meals (three days’ lunches, one gastronomic dinner, coffee breaks) during the workshop and the social programs. Travel and accommodation should be arranged and paid by the participants.

The workshop will take place in the French Capital of Gastronomy, Lyon, which is also known for its historical and architectural landmarks and which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyon is also a major centre for banking as well as for chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries

Instruction for contributors:

An extended abstract (minimum 600 and maximum 1000 words) should be submitted by email to Yacine Rekik (email: rekik@em-lyon.com) and by cceing ISIR (email: isir@isir.hu) before the deadline – 15 August 2015.

Author(s) of the accepted abstract (at least one person) must register, attend the workshop and present the paper. For registering, authors can send an email with their details (Name, Affiliation and email address) to Yacine Rekik (rekik@em-lyon.com) and by cceing ISIR (isir@isir.hu). Please note that in case of cancellation after September 20 or no-show, no refunds of the administration fee will be made.

Organizing team:

Dr. Yacine Rekik, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, EMLYON Business School, DISP Lab

Phone: +33 4 78338678

E-mail: rekik@em-lyon.com


Prof. Dr. Henk Zijm, Professor of Production and Supply Chain Management, University of Twente

Phone: +31 53 489 3912

E-mail: w.h.m.zijm@utwente.nl


Professor Attila Chikán, Director, Competitiveness Research Centre, Corvinus University of Budapest

Executive Vice President of ISIR

Phone: + 36 1 267 8740

E-mail: isir@isir.hu


For further information please visit the official website:




About EMLYON Business School:

EMLYON is a European Business School devoted to lifelong learning for entrepreneurial and international management. Its entrepreneurial and educational project consists in stimulating the social responsibility of its participants, thus giving them all the support needed to achieve business success in the various cultural and economic systems around the world. Its know-how in training is based both on theory and on day-to-day company management.  Its distinctive quality is founded on teaching innovation and an entrepreneurial approach to management education.


About the DISP Lab:

The DISP (Decision & Information Sciences for Production Systems) laboratory research deals with the design and application of decision-making methods and information systems in order to improve the performance of systems producing goods and services, networked companies and global supply chains. The originality of this laboratory is its skills both in Industrial Engineering and Computer Science for companies.

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Apr 18

12th ISIR Summer School on Value-Driven Inventory Management in Logistics and Supply Chains

12th ISIR Summer School on
Value-Driven Inventory Management in Logistics and Supply Chains

Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
August 17‐21, 2015

The 12th ISIR Summer School is organized by the International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR) and the Kühne Logistics University (Prof. Dr. Sandra Transchel) and will take place at the Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg, Germany, from August 17 to 21, 2015 with the central theme “Value-Driven Inventory Management in Logistics and Supply Chains”. We think this is an appropriate topic as inventory management has changed from just cost cutting research to a more value-based management.

The main goal of this summer school is to bring together Ph.D. students and professors from three main areas in the field of inventory management: conceptual, empirical, and modeling research. The idea is to study and discuss various theories, methods, and applications in inventory management. Various interesting areas will be the focus of this year’s summer school:
- Sustainability issues of supply chain inventory management
- Advanced topics in supply chain inventory control
- Inventory management in the field of Humanitarian Logistics
- Supply chain coordination/integration and its impact on inventory management
- Financial implication of inventory management
- Behavioral aspects of supply chain management
- Inventory management of service operations


The objective of the summer school is to provide a place for Ph.D. students to present their research work and to discuss various aspects with fellow students and senior researchers. For each presentation two participants – one Ph.D. student and one senior researcher – will act as discussants. In addition to the presentations of Ph.D. students, senior researchers will give talks and offer tutorials.

A detailed program of the summer school will be made available through the summer school’s web site (www.the-klu.org/12th-isir-summer-school)

Our aim is to have a summer school with 30-40 participants, with a balanced mix of Ph.D. students and senior researchers.

Application and Registration

All communication for the application and registration process will be done through the summer school’s website (www.the-klu.org/12th-isir-summer-school).

We invite Ph.D. students to apply to participate in the summer school by submitting an extended abstract of their research of about 400‐500 words until April 30, 2015. Ph.D. students will be notified about the acceptance of their paper before May 15, 2015. Each accepted Ph.D. student is supposed to submit a complete working paper no later than June 30, 2015.

Senior researchers who would like to give a presentation or act as a discussant are asked to send a note before April 30, 2015. Senior researchers are encouraged to participate together with a Ph.D. student.

Both, Ph.D. students and senior researchers, have to register before June 30, 2015. The registration fee for the summer school is 200 EUR and includes lunches, an excursion, the social program, and a gala dinner. A registration form will be available on our web page by that time.

Location and Venue

The Kühne Logistics University (KLU), named after its founder and donor, Klaus-Michael Kühne, is a private, independent, international and state-recognized business school (www.the-klu.org). With a strong emphasis on logistics and supply chain management research and education, KLU has a very young faculty which is being expanded by several new hires every year with the intent to build up a strong international reputation in research and teaching. The KLU offers a broad spectrum of courses and research in logistics, supply chain and business management.

The Kühne Logistics University is located in the waterfront urban development area of HafenCity in Hamburg, which is ideal for the campus as it is close to one of Europe’s largest seaports.


There is a good choice of hotel rooms of various categories available in Hamburg. Participants requiring accommodation are invited to book their own rooms. We are in the process of negotiating flat rates with hotels. Rates for these hotels and a list of other possibilities will be made available soon.


Web site: www.the-klu.org/12th-isir-summer-school
E-Mail: info.isir@the-klu.org

Important Dates

April 30, 2015 Deadline for submission of abstracts by Ph.D. students and deadline for application by senior researchers
May 15, 2015 Notification of acceptance by the organizers
June 30, 2015 Deadline for registration (with payment) for both Ph.D. students and senior researchers
June 30, 2015 Deadline for submission of complete working papers by the Ph.D. students



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