Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Call for Papers for the Special Issue on Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the Luxury Industry
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 2区
• 小类 : 工程：土木 - 2区
• 小类 : 运筹学与管理科学 - 2区
• 小类 : 运输科技 - 3区
Luxury is an important sector in terms of its high profit margins, large sales figures, and increasing population of consumers. In 2017, the overall luxury market was €1.2 trillion Euro in total globally and grew by about 4 percent in 2018. Luxury markets include nine segments, namely personal luxury goods (e.g. fashion), luxury cars, luxury hospitality, luxury cruises, designer furniture, fine food, fine wines and spirits, private jets and yachts, and fine art. There is no doubt that luxury markets are influential and relate to different industrial sectors.
Supply chain and logistics management is critically important for business success. This is particularly true in the luxury industry in which the costs of production, operations and logistics are critically high. Owing to the dynamics of luxury consumers and the external environment, market demand for luxury products is highly uncertain. Thus, it is extremely important to better match supply with demand in the luxury industry by using appropriate schemes or effective technologies such as social media data analytics. To do so, luxury companies have to focus on properly designing supply chain and logistics systems by adopting operations strategies and new technologies.
Consumer behaviors towards luxury products are very different from products of other industries. Luxury consumers who are conspicuous, have higher utilities when products are more likely to be out of stock. Thus, it is important for the luxury firms to consider consumer behaviors when making the optimal logistics decisions. Moreover, luxury industry is diversified. Selling personal luxury goods and luxury cars are relevant to product supply chains, but selling luxury hospitality and luxury cruises are related to service supply chains. To better manage the luxury supply chain, managers need to have a clear picture of the product nature and supply chain features with the considerations of consumer behaviors in respective luxury products or services.
The purpose of this special issue is to publish high-quality theoretical and empirical papers addressing emerging luxury supply chain and logistics management issues. We seek research works that employ analytical and quantitative empirical methods (e.g., optimization, game theoretical approach, big data analytics, simulation, surveys, event studies, and so on). Original, high quality research that is neither published nor currently under review by any other journal is welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Supply chain and logistics management in the luxury industry, including sourcing and distribution management
Big data applications for supply chain and logistics in the luxury industry
Blockchain technologies for supply chain management in the luxury industry
Production and operations management in the luxury industry, including product variety management and product customization
Sustainable supply chain and logistics management in the luxury industry
Marketing and supply chain interface in the luxury industry
Finance and supply chain interface in the luxury industry
Supply chain management in the luxury service industry
Quality management along the luxury goods supply chain
Innovation on luxury supply chain management
Risk analysis in luxury supply chains
Logistics and operations management associated to after sales services in the luxury industry
Values of social cooperative-based platforms (e.g. resource and activities aggregation) on sustainable development of luxury supply chains in developing countries