About Us

This site is managed and maintained by Ben Benjabutr. He holds an M.Sc. in logistics management with 10+ years of experience in various functions in supply chain management such as procurement, new product development, international business, business process analysis, and demand management.

Our Mission
- The inspiration to create this site is to try to narrow the gap between theories and actual business practices.

- We present theory in a practical and reader-friendly manner.

- We provide readers with the unbiased information on supply chain management concepts, techniques and case studies that you can readily apply to your work.

Achievement
We have been blogging about supply chain management for almost 8 years now and the list below is something we are very proud of,

- So far we have got more than 50 citations from reputable websites, books, technical papers, scientific articles, conference proceedings, dissertations and theses (more details down below.)

- We are so proud that many academic institutes use our content in classes and their e-learning platforms.

- World's leading companies also share our contents to their team members.

- Ben has been one of the top writers in supply chain management related topics on Quora.com

- Our site traffic has always been among the top supply chain management blogs internationally.

- Our infographics are featured on Inboundlogistics Magazine and some of our articles are featured on SupplyChain247

Our Contributors
Since we try to make it easier for you to learn supply chain management, we occasionally invite leading supply chain experts to contribute to our blog. They are from leading business/engineering schools and companies around the world such as,

- J. Paul Dittmann (University of Tennessee)

- Thomas Roemer (MIT Sloan School of Management)

- Bruce Ferrin (Western Michigan University)

- John McKeller (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

- Marcel Zondag (Western Michigan University)

- Tobias Schoenherr (Michigan State University)

- Ayman Omar (American University)

- Burcu Keskin (University of Alabama)

In the Press
This section will show you the list of citations we obtain based on the category of each publication. Don't forget to check back this section to see more media coverage, news and thought leadership from time to time.

Website

- The Big Data Supply Chain Is Hungry, And You Need To Feed It on Forbes (2015)

- Why networks are the key to global success on World Economic Forum (2015)

Technical Paper

Innovation in the Methods of Public Procurement in Latin America and The Caribbean by Inter-American Development Bank, USA (2017)

- Health Information Systems Interoperability Maturity Toolkit: Users' Guide by MEASURE Evaluation under USAID, USA (2017)

- Marine Ecosystems and Human Well-being: The PICES-Japan MAFF MarWeB Project by North Pacific Marine Science Organization - PICES, Canada (2017)

- Professional diploma in procurement and supply case study by
The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, UK (2016)

Book

- How to Formulate an Operations and Supply Chain Strategy to Enter into New and Emerging Markets by Anssar Khan (2018)

- Managing Global Supply Chains by Ron Basu and J. Nevan Wright (2016)

- Handbook of Research on Integrating Social Media into Strategic Marketing edited by Nick Hajli (2015)

- Principles of Supply Chain Management by Richard E. Crandall, William R. Crandall and Charlie C. Chen (2014)

Book Chapter

- Original Equipment Manufacturing Contract and Three-Way Bargaining on The Future of Commercial Contracts in Scholarship and Law Reform (2018)

Journal Article

- An Application of Kano Method in the Elicitation of Stakeholder Satisfying Requirements for an e-Ebola Awareness System in WSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics (2018)

- Cloud Computing and Cross-border Transfer Pricing: Implications of Recent OECD And Australian Transfer Pricing Laws on Cloud Related Multinational Enterprises and Possible Solutions in Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal (2018)

- Understanding customer requirements of corrugated industry using Kano model in International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management (2018)

- Predicting the Perceived Worth of Software Product Requirements with Customer Satisfaction in Advanced Science Letters (2017)

- Supply chain in the readymade garments industry (Zara case study) in International Design Journal (2017)

- Application of Kano Model in Requirements Analysis of Y Company’s Consulting Project in American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (2017)

- Supply Chain Management using Internet of Things in International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (2017)

- The Management of Knowledge and Its Relationship with Supply Chain Management: Analysis of Theoretical Foundations, Proposal of Conceptual Modeling and Case Study in Fatec Americana Tecnológico Magazine (2016)

- Best Practices for Reverse Logistics Management in International Journal of Advanced Trends in Engineering and Technology -IJATET (2016)

- Enhancing the Practical Relevance of Research in Production and Operations Management (2016)

- Understanding the relationship between Kano model’s customer satisfaction scores and self-stated requirements importance in SpringerPlus (2016)

- A Study on Customer Awareness on Return Policy Initiatives in Select E-Commerce Websites with Special Reference To Apparel Sector, in Suburbs of Mumbai, India in International Journal of Business Management & Research (2016)

- RFID and XBee based Automated Verification of Put-away Operation for Warehouse Management Systems in International Journal of Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management Applications (2016)

- Green Supply Chain Management Practices In EthiopianTannery Industry: An Empirical Study in International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (2015)

- Supply Chain Management in the Contemporary Fashion Industry in Executive Journal (2015)

- Why Apple’s product magic continues to amaze – skills of the world’s #1 value chain integrator in Strategy & Leadership (2014)

- Supply Chain Management in The Conditions of Global Electronic Market in Business Logistics in Modern Management (2014)

Conference Proceeding

- Eliciting User Satisfying Requirements for an e-Health Awareness System Using Kano Model from 41st WSEAS International Conference on Applied Computer and Applied Computer Science, at Kuala Lumpur (2015)

- Streamlining Business Processes in Academia by Building And Manipulating a Business Rules Repository from the 14th International Conference on Informatics in Economy, at Bucharest, Romania (2015)

Doctoral Dissertation

Towards High-Value(d) Nursing Home Care: Providing Client-Centred care in a More Efficient Manner from VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands (2018)

The Effectiveness of Using Leadership Practice lnventory (LPl 360) Feedback on Leaders' lnsight into their Leadership Behaviors in Higher Education from Western Michigan University, USA (2017)

Exposing Trade Myths in The Era of Trumponomics and Brexit from Kaetsu University, Japan (2017)

Evaluation of information technology product in the company Chipolo
from University of Ljubljana, Slovania (2017)

Emotional Intelligence: A Leader 's Impact on Productivity in a Distribution Environment from Brandman University, USA (2016)

Master's Thesis

- Elements of efficient supply chain management in aviation MRO business from JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland (2018)

Supply chain risk management in textile industry from Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy (2018)

Structuring of the supply chain identification in the context sources of emergent properties from Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine (2017)

Implication of Additive Manufacturing on United States Air Force Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Supply Chain from Air Force Institute of Technology, USA (2017)

Multi-terminal transport problem and MultiSize containers: two metaheuristic approaches with Python from the University of Seville, Spain (2017)

Full distribution network of MAC Cosmetics Company from Technological Educational Institution of Western Greece, Greece (2017)

Coordinating the distribution networks in clinical supply chains A case of AstraZeneca’s pharmaceutical and lab kits networks from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2016)

Implications of additive manufacturing on pharmaceutical logistics from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands (2016)

Evaluatıon Of Fırms Operatıng In Cargo Sector In Turkey By Usıng Multı-Crıterıa Decısıon-Makıng Method from Gazi University, Turkey (2016)

- Mapping and improving flows in a project-oriented Supply Department A study conducted at RUAG Space AB from the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (2015)

Supply Chain: Wake Up; It is Critical to Military Success from National Defense University, USA (2015)

A study on different distribution methods - Case: Ab HUR Oy from VAMK, University of Applied Sciences, Finland (2015)

The Potential Role For Social Media To Improve Agility In South African Fashion Industry Supply Chains from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (2015)

Bachelor's Thesis

- Improving the efficiency of shrimp value chain in Ca Mau, Vietnam from JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland (2018)

- An Analysis of Logistic Processes in a Chosen Company from Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně, Czech Republic (2017)

- A Study of Weather’s Impact on Consumption of Goods from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (2016)

- Manufacturing Product Flow Path Optimization for Company D from The Pennsylvania State University, USA (2016)

- Research of state and trends of warehouse forklift's ergonomics from University in Zagreb, Croatia (2016)

- An approach to standardise the Merchandising process of an Online Apparel Brand from National Institute of Fashion Technology, India (2015)

- Intermodal Freight Transportation of Foreign Trade Cargo (Case: Transportation of Elite Cars from Italy to Russian Federation) from Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences, Finland (2015)


Last review and update: September 9, 2018

About the Editor

Ben Benjabutr is the editor of SupplyChainOpz. He holds an M.Sc. in Logistics Management with 10+ years of experience in various functions in supply chain magement. In his free time, he enjoys reading business and management books. You can learn more about him here or connect with him via Twitter, and Quora or drop him a line via e-mail.