Procurement and Logistics Management
Sub-theme 1: Warehouse Management
- Warehouse Performance and Building Material: This research area focuses on studying the relationship between warehouse performance and the management of building materials. It aims to identify factors that contribute to efficient warehouse operations and enhance the effectiveness of building material management.
- Inventory Management and Operational Performance of Warehousing Firms: This research area explores the impact of effective inventory management on the operational performance of warehousing firms. It aims to identify strategies and best practices for optimizing inventory levels and improving overall warehouse performance.
- Warehouse Management and Productivity of Building Material: This research area investigates the role of efficient warehouse management in enhancing the productivity of building material operations. It explores the impact of effective storage, handling, and distribution of building materials on overall productivity.
- Implementation of E-Logistics for Warehouse Management: This research area focuses on the implementation of authenticated and dynamic logistics support systems and management for warehouse operations. It explores the adoption of e-logistics solutions to improve warehouse efficiency and effectiveness.
- Effective Warehouse Management and Physical Distribution: This research area examines the relationship between effective warehouse management and efficient physical distribution processes. It explores strategies for streamlining warehouse operations to enhance the overall effectiveness of the distribution network.
- Design and Computerized Warehouse Management Systems: This research area focuses on the design and implementation of computerized warehouse management systems. It explores the benefits and challenges of utilizing technology in warehouse operations to improve efficiency, accuracy, and productivity.
- Inventory Management and Performance of Warehouse Firms: This research area investigates the impact of effective inventory management on the performance of warehouse firms. It aims to identify inventory control strategies that contribute to improved warehouse performance and organizational efficiency.
Sub-theme 2: Procurement Management
- Procurement Cost Management and Organizational Efficiency: This research area focuses on exploring procurement cost management strategies and their impact on organizational efficiency. It aims to identify cost-saving measures and procurement practices that enhance overall operational effectiveness.
- Greening Agricultural Inputs and Sustainable Agribusiness: This research area investigates the adoption of environmentally friendly practices in agricultural inputs procurement and its implications for sustainable agribusiness. It explores strategies for promoting sustainable procurement in the agricultural sector.
- Procurement and Logistics Ethics: This research area examines ethical considerations in procurement and logistics management. It explores issues related to transparency, fairness, and integrity in procurement practices, and aims to identify best practices for ethical procurement.
- Procurement and Transport in Agribusiness: This research area focuses on the relationship between procurement and transportation in agribusiness. It explores the challenges and opportunities in managing procurement and transportation activities to optimize supply chain performance in the agribusiness sector.
- Strategic Procurement in Public Organizations: Barriers and Enablers: This research area explores the barriers and enablers of strategic procurement in public organizations. It aims to identify factors that hinder or facilitate the adoption of strategic procurement practices in the public sector.
- Value and Efficacy of Humanitarian Supply Chains in Practical Procurement and Logistics: This research area focuses on the value and efficacy of humanitarian supply chains in practical procurement and logistics settings. It aims to identify best practices and lessons learned from humanitarian supply chain operations that can be applied to other procurement and logistics contexts.
Sub-theme 3: Supply Chain Management
- Digitizing Supply Chain in the African Context: Enablers and Barriers: This research area focuses on the digitization of supply chains in the African context. It explores the enablers and barriers to the adoption and effective implementation of digital technologies in supply chain management.
- COVID-19 and Agri-food Supply Chain Performance: This research area investigates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the performance of agri-food supply chains. It explores strategies for mitigating disruptions and enhancing the resilience and agility of supply chains in the face of future crises.
- Supply Chain Visibility and Performance: This research area examines the relationship between supply chain visibility and performance. It explores the benefits of enhanced visibility in supply chain operations and its impact on efficiency, responsiveness, and customer satisfaction.
- Supply Chain and Corporate Outsourcing: This research area focuses on the strategic management of supply chain outsourcing. It explores the decision-making process, risks, and benefits associated with outsourcing various aspects of the supply chain, and its impact on overall organizational performance.
- Export and Import: Strategizing Cost Reduction in the Supply Chain: This research area investigates strategies for reducing costs in export and import supply chains. It explores best practices and innovative approaches to optimize the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of international trade operations.
- Supply Chain Collaboration Mechanisms and Public-Private Partnerships: This research area examines collaboration mechanisms in supply chains, particularly through public-private partnerships. It explores the benefits, challenges, and effective strategies for collaboration in supply chain management.
- Implementation of E-Logistics in Supply Chain Operations: This research area focuses on the implementation of e-logistics solutions in supply chain operations. It explores the adoption of digital technologies to streamline logistics processes, improve efficiency, and enhance overall supply chain performance.
- Vendor Searching Cost and Organizational Performance: This research area examines the impact of vendor searching costs on organizational performance. It explores strategies for reducing vendor search costs and optimizing supplier selection processes to improve supply chain performance and efficiency.