Le laboratoire Qalinca-Labs de l’ULB impliqué dans "The 4th World Conference on Supply Chain Management 2018"

The 4th WORLD CONFERENCE ON SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT will be held in the beautiful and exciting city of Hanoi, Vietnam, 11-12 October 2018.

Built around the theme "REACHING EXCELLENCE IN THE SUPPLY CHAINS OF THE FUTURE", it will bring together leading international academics, high-level officials, international institutions and professionals and promises to deliver new ideas and strategies needed to drive global supply chains to the next excellence level.

Papers are invited on all components and functions of supply chain management such as: Planning, Modelling, Forecasting, Sourcing, Procurement, Supplier Relationships Management, Inventory Management, Risk Management, Warehousing, Distribution, Marketing, Customer Relationships Management, Performance Management, Financing, Decision Making, Human Factors, «Greening» Supply Chains, Supply Chain Quality, Digitization, Big Data & Data Analytics, Supply Chain Education, Gender issues, Governance and Regulation, Societal issues, Ethics and Social Responsability, Supply Chain Intelligence...

The following supply chain industries are particularly sought after :

  • Track 1 : E-Commerce and Retail Supply Chains
  • Track 2 : Food, Agricultural and Agribusiness Supply Chains
  • Track 3 : Disaster and Emergency Supply Chains
  • Track 4 : Medical, Hospital and Pharmaceutical Supply Chains
  • Track 5 : Tourism / Hospitality Supply Chains

* Papers in any other supply chain industry will be considered if of high quality.

We particularly welcome papers that relate to the two following Topics :

Topic 1 : Academic Perspective

  • Lessons learnt from a backward look
  • Innovative and new research results
  • Researches on challenges and trends
  • From Research to Industrial Applications

Topic 2 : Field (Industrial, Business, Societal) Perspective

  • Implementation Cases
  • Innovative Ideas/trials
  • Technological Solutions/Developments
  • Bridging with the academic/research world


Keynote speakers and guest lectures
Top class academics, leading industry players and international institutions.

Scientific Committee Members
Distinguished academics from the US, Europe, Asia and South-East Asia.

Special Panel “Industrial and Business Perspectives”
With leading supply chain industry and business players.

Special Panel “Women in Logistics”
With leading women CEOs and Managers in the logistics and supply chain industry.

Special Panel on “University Education in Supply chain Management”
With leading university professors, specialists and experts in skills assessment.

WCOSM Awards
Best Academic Paper, Most Promising Industry Application, Best Paper from a Young Woman Scientist.

Post Conference Journal Publication 
A special issue of a world leading International Journal is being arranged for publication of the best conference papers.

Focus on Gender and Developing Countries participation
Participation from developing countries and from women is particularly encouraged.  Registration fees will be reduced for young women from developing countries having submitted high-quality papers.

NEW! Special Session: "Lean Supply Chain Management" with latest research results and insights into Vietnamese experiences.


Abstract Submission Deadline: MAY 30th, 2018
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: within two weeks
Full Paper Submission Deadline: JUNE 30th, 2018
Early Bird Registration Deadline: MAY 31st, 2018
Final registration Deadline: JULY 15th, 2018
Notification of Full Paper Corrections: BEFORE AUGUST 30th, 2018
Final Full Paper & Copyright Submission & ppt Deadline: SEPTEMBER 15th, 2018
Conference date: OCTOBER 11th-12th, 2018


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