International SCM Symposium 2014

Exploring the Leading Edge in SCM

Supply Chain researchers and practitioners gathered in Edmonton, June 9 – 11, for the 2014 International Supply Chain Management Symposium, the event where academics and practitioners meet and discuss cutting-edge research and current challenges in the field. This event is a must for academic researchers and for CEOs, CIOs, middle management and other supply chain leaders who are responsible for supply chain implementation and operation.

The 2014 agenda included presentations and workshops by SCM professionals and academics from Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, UK and USA. Over 15 researchers focused on improving competitiveness through process changes and advances in the efficiency and productivity of SCM. They presented their findings on their current research, exploring SCM areas such as service value, integrative practices, global supply chains, supplier diversity, and more. In addition to the presentations, the program included an insightful opening keynote address by Dr. Rickard Enstroem, Chair of Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management at MacEwan School of Business, on the future of the supply chain management profession, as well as a keynote address by Rick Cleveland, SCMA’s Director of Education & Accreditation, on the state of supply chain.

For the first time, a workshop on how to get published was incorporated into the symposium program. The session focused on getting your paper published in the best possible outlet given your purpose for pursuing publication. The workshop leaders discussed emerging research trends in SCM and shared their experiences as collaborative researchers and journal editors/editorial review board members.

For details of the 2014 event, please view the Symposium Proceedings Booklet (PDF, 5.33 MB).

A special thank you goes out to the Co-Chairs of the 2014 event, Dr. Paul Hong and Dr. Paul Larson.

Finally we would also like to thank the members of the Steering Committee:

  • Alfred Guiffrida, Kent State University, USA
  • Vinod Kumar, Carleton University, Ontario, Canada (Past Chair)
  • Manohar S. Madan, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Venkastesh V G, Symbiosis Internatioal University, Pune
  • Rashpal Uppal, York University