Supply Chain Management: Innovation in Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century.

29th-30th August 2011


Venue:  Monash University Prato Centre,  Prato (near Florence), Tuscany, ITALY

Over the past decade, academics and practitioners around the world have come to recognise the strategic importance of supply chain management.  However, the many challenges that business currently face are not well understood and hence not being responded to effectively.  We have been witnessing an increase in the major events around the globe that disrupt supply chains affecting us all in one way or another. 

Examples of these events include the recent global financial crisis, climate change resulting in severe weather conditions, terrorism, political/social unrest, major health issues, etc.  Conventional supply chain management strategies, technologies and systems may not be adequate to handle the "new" challenges that we face in the 21st century.  Hence, a key question addressed in this workshop is 'What are the innovative ways in which future supply chains should be designed and managed?'  More specifically, we are interested in the following:

  • Innovations relating to technological aspects of supply chain integration.

  • Innovations relating to building trust and relationships among supply chain partners.

  • Innovations relating to developing green and low carbon supply chain.

  • Innovations relating to safety and security of supply chains.

  • Innovations relating to humanitarian logistics/supply chains.

The overall objective of the workshop is to gather thought leaders from academia and industry/business who will contribute to developing the future research agenda around the topic areas mentioned above and other related areas.

Both established and emerging researchers and supply chain professionals are invited to take part in this workshop.

Organising Institutions

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research