International Symposium in Logistics 19/ International Symposium in Logistics 20
Two of the papers in this issue were developed from their original eight-page paper delivered at the 19th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2014) held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in July 2014. From the 96 papers addressing the ISL2014’s theme “Designing Responsible and Innovative Global Supply Chains”, the Program Committee selected 15, inviting authors to submit an extended version to this journal for consideration. Seven papers went through the double-blind peer-review process. The two ISL2014 papers included in this issue focus on external collaboration, an inevitable element undergirding the design of innovative supply chains in the global context.
The 20th International Symposium on Logistics was held in the beautiful and ancient University of Bologna, Italy from 5th to 8th July 2015. Focusing on the theme of “Designing Responsible and Innovative Global Supply Chains”, the conference was attended by 113 delegates from 26 countries, representing perspectives from Europe, Asia, North American and Australia/New Zealand. The conference included a fascinating tour of the Ducati Motorcycle factory, where cellular manufacturing principles were being employed to produce a broad range of high performance machines. Of the 92 papers presented at the conference, 23 were short listed for development into a journal article and 19 full papers were submitted.
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