Market Research Logo

Literature Reviews in Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Literature Reviews in Supply Chain Management and Logistics

The objective of this e-book was to generate systematic literature reviews in the field of logistics and supply chain management. As Meredith (1993, p. 8) states, systematic literature reviews are responsible for “integrating a number of different works on the same topic, summarizing the common elements, contrasting the differences, and extending the work in some fashion.” Through robust and structured methodologies (Denyer and Tranfield, 2009; Rousseau et al., 2008; Smithey, 2012) our ulterior motive was to set an agenda for future research on important SCM and logistics topics. Accordingly, the articles in this e-book identify new gaps in the literature, raise new research questions and develop propositions for further investigation. We were particularly insistent that authors offered directions for future research and thus detailed directions and propositions are advanced within each paper. We are positive that the goals articulated at the outset of this endeavor have been achieved. We also believe that this e-book will prove to be rather useful for researchers interested in conducting systematic literature reviews in the future. While there is significant overlap in methodology utilized in these papers, there are also some idiosyncratic aspects.


Antecedents and dimensions of supply chain robustness: a systematic literature review,Design of global production and distribution networks: A literature review and research agenda,Guest Editorial,Integrating environmental management into supply chains: a systematic literature review and theoretical framework,Research on the phenomenon of supply chain resilience: a systematic review and paths for further investigation,Stakeholder pressure in sustainable supply chain management: a systematic review,Strategic responses to power dominance in buyer–supplier relationships: a weaker actor’s perspective,Supply chain management as the key to a firm's strategy in the global marketplace: trends and research agenda,Theories in sustainable supply chain management: A structured literature review

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook

Share this report