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African Journal of Procurement, Logistics & Supply Chain Management is the major new peer-reviewed journal publishing in-depth articles and case studies on new thinking, innovative practices and emerging issues in how to deliver cost effective, efficient, resilient and adaptable supply chain management, logistics and procurement. It examines key practical issues from a business, risk and operational perspective in a high quality format which seeks to fill the gap between trade magazines and purely academic journals.
Each quarterly 100-page issue analyses the latest strategies, techniques and technologies available to professionals tasked with doing ‘more with less’ within increasingly complex and international supply chain environments. Its detailed articles and case studies – all of which are peer-reviewed by an Editorial Board of leading supply chain management, logistics and procurement experts – provide in-depth, actionable advice and ‘lessons learned’ written by and for fellow professionals. Each issue demonstrates how supply chain management, logistics and procurement programmes are specified, designed, implemented and managed to support organisational goals in an array of industries around the world, including how real world challenges and disruptions have been managed in practice.
Globalization of market and operations, including outsourcing, lead to global purchasing and supplier development. This perspective indicates the importance of effective procurement and supply functions for organisational effectiveness and competitiveness. In addition, developments in IT/IS, such as enterprise resource planning and radio frequency identification, have a significant impact on procurement functions and supply management. IJPM addresses development of procurement resources, highlighting the implications that purchasing and supply management functions have on organisational productivity and competitiveness in the global market.
As such Journal of Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Procurement publishes articles on: Supply chain mapping, Supply chain planning and scheduling, Demand forecasting and inventory management, Sourcing and procurement, Supply chain synchronization, Logistics and transportation, Linking supply chain design and performance to organisational objectives, Value analysis, Technological developments including IoT, Big Data and robotics, Performance measurement and analytics, Supply chain finance, Cost optimization, Transformation and innovation, Supply chain scalability, Contracting, Category management, Direct, indirect and purchased services, Risk management, loss prevention and security, Supplier management/relationships, Sustainability, Materials handling products, Deal structuring and negotiation, Tariffs and tax optimization, Ethics and CSR, Gaining, training and retaining talent, Regulation and compliance