2017 Academic Research Symposium Call for Papers

Online Submission Period Begins: February 1, 2017
Deadline for Submissions: May 1, 2017 Extended to May 31, 2017


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“To lead the supply chain profession by connecting, developing, and educating the world’s logistics and supply chain management professionals throughout their careers"

Since 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has been providing networking, career development, and educational opportunities to the logistics and supply chain management community.

The Academic Research Symposium (ARS) is held in conjunction with CSCMP's 2017 Annual Conference on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Formerly called the Educators' Conference, the Academic Research Symposium has earned a prominent place with many academics, as it is an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues and share new research for discussion and feedback.

  • Research submissions are encouraged in the form of: award competitive complete papers (~20 pages), summary abstracts (5 pages + figure), and developmental research abstracts (2 pages). 
  • All papers will be considered for two forms of presentation: live or poster sessions. Authors should be open to either form of presentation before submitting to the conference. 
  • All research submissions will be evaluated on originality, clarity, research design, and theoretical and practical contribution. 

 Desired topics connected to Supply Chain Management and Logistics include, but are not limited to:        

Base of Pyramid & Emerging Economies

Human Capital/Talent Management

Quality Management

Behavioral Logistics & Operations

Humanitarian Issues

Resource Planning

Big Data & Analytics

Information Systems & Technology

Retail Issues

Capacity Management, Planning & Analysis

Internal & External Integration

Reverse & Green Logistics

Circular Economy

International & Global Issues

Risk Management & Security Issues

Collaboration & Cooperation

Inventory Management

Service Operations

Complexity Issues

Lean & Agile Systems

Sourcing & Purchasing

Constraint Management

Location & Layout

Statistical Process Control


Manufacturing Issues

Strategy in the Supply Chain

Cost Management

Materials Management

Supplier Management

Customer Service

Metropolitan Area Issues

Supply Chains Beyond the Dyad

Environmental & Social Sustainability


System Dynamics

Ethical Issues

New Methods in Research

Teaching Innovation

Financial Management

New Product/Service Development

Theory Development


Operations Management & Strategy

Transparency, Visibility, & Traceability

Healthcare Issues

Performance Management

Transportation Innovation

History of the Domain

Process Innovation & Optimization

Transportation Safety & Security


The teaching innovation track also openly invites submissions, both full length or extended abstracts. These may include research papers on pedagogical techniques or methods, applied teaching case studies, innovative teaching methods, or experiential papers describing the use of new tools. Teaching submissions will be evaluated for originality, clarity, and value of discussion of learning outcomes. Papers submitted to the teaching innovations track will be considered for the Innovative Supply Chain Teaching Award.

Please select Teaching Submission in the application under Submission Type for your paper to be considered for this track. 

The ARS Conference Committee is in search of suggested expert panels of academic and practitioners. Contact Glenn Richey or any member of your ARS Conference Committee (see above tab) to propose your idea.