Trends and Opportunities of SCM Research
Today, it’s time to share one of my favorite SCM readings with you: Supply Chain Management Research and Production and Operations Management by Kouvelis et al. (2006). The authors reviewed SCM manuscripts published in Production and Operations Management between 1992 and 2006. The paper can help researchers to identify possible research streams, lecturers to enrich their lessons, and practitioners to gain theoretical insights. Among the topics identified by the authors are: supply chain design, uncertainty, bullwhip effect, contracts, coordination, capacity and sourcing decisions, and teaching SCM. The authors offer comments which highlight opportunities and suggest ideas on how to usefully expand the body of work in the field of SCM. In addition, emerging areas in our field are mentioned: risk management/supply chain disruptions, closed loop supply chains, and “green” issues. We will continue to cover these topics, for example, in our recent posts about supply chain disruptions caused by the Tōhoku earthquake and CO2 emissions caused by supply chains.