Top Supply Management Luminaries at Helm of JSCM

FOR RELEASE: February 20, 2008

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Journal of Supply Chain Management continues mission under adept editorial leadership.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) February 20, 2008 — The prestigious quarterly publication for supply management scholars and researchers, Journal of Supply Chain Management, announces a new editorial team beginning with the January 2008 issue: Editor-in-Chief Lisa M. Ellram, Ph.D., C.P.M., and Co-Editors Craig R. Carter, Ph.D. and Lutz Kaufmann, Ph.D.

Editor-in-Chief Lisa M. Ellram, Ph.D., C.P.M., is chair of the department of management at Colorado State University's College of Business. Ellram joined the CSU College of Business as Allen Professor of Business in 2006. Prior to that, she was the John and Barbara Bebbling Professor of Business at Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business. Ellram earned her undergraduate degree and her M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota. She earned her master's and doctorate from The Ohio State University.

Ellram is an award-winning educator and prolific publisher. She has garnered sizeable grants for research in areas including strategic cost management, outsourcing, total cost modeling and supply chain sustainability. She is a member of the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) and has served on the editorial review board for Inside Supply Management®.

Co-editor Craig R. Carter, Ph.D., is associate professor of supply chain management at the University of Nevada's College of Business Administration. Carter has published extensively and served on review boards for the top logistics and supply chain management journals. He has authored or co-authored six focus studies for CAPS Research. He has worked in the areas of transportation and logistics with Ryder Systems, Hechinger Company and the U.S. Department of Transportation. His additional field-based research with more than 80 Fortune 1000-sized organizations in the U.S. and Germany includes work with CAPS Research and McKinsey & Company. Carter is a member of ISM and served on the ISM Commission on Social Responsibility.

Co-editor Lutz Kaufmann, Ph.D., is professor of international business and supply management at WHU — Otto Beisheim School of Management. He is the academic director of the WHU Executive Development Program and director of the WHU Asia Center. Kaufmann was a visiting professor at WHU's partner university the CEIBS (China Europe International Business School), in Shanghai, China. He frequently serves as a reviewer for international journals and has published more than a dozen books on strategy and on supply management. He has worked in supply management with General Motors Europe, and Horvath & Partners and is a founding partner of the consultancy Navardo.

The mission of the Journal of Supply Chain Management is to be the journal of choice among supply chain management scholars, by attracting high-quality, high-impact behavioral research focusing on theory-building and empirical research. To be suitable for publication in JCSM, papers must:

  • Extend or test existing theoretical bases in supply management or contribute to theory building in supply management;
  • Use rigorous methodologies and analyses which address the multiple dimensions of validity; and
  • Clarify and enhance understanding of the role of various aspects of supply management in the global competitiveness of organizations.

Journal of Supply Chain Management is published by Blackwell Publishing on behalf of the Institute for Supply Management™. For publication criteria, submission requirements, article indexes and subscription information, visit the JSCM Web site at Select Publications, Journal of Supply Chain Management.

As the largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is to lead supply management. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence, influence building and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM continues to extend the global impact of supply management. ISM is proud to recognize professional excellence in supply management with awards such as the ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management and the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award. ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. Supply management professionals are responsible for trillions of dollars in the purchases of products and services annually. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).