Call for Chapters

The Impact of COVID-19 on Supply Chain Management


Professor. Richard Wilding

Professor of Supply Chain Strategy Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield University.

Call for a book chapter

Use this exclusive opportunity to extend your research work and contribute to our upcoming Open Access book, The Impact of COVID-19 on supply chain management with ISBN 978-1-8381524-2-0. Prepare your proposal and submit it via the online submission form. Make sure to stipulate that you agree to publish your chapter as part of the Open Access Book. Upon successful screening by the editorial board to ensure that the proposal adheres to the quality and focus requirements, your proposal will be sent for a double-blind peer-review process. If your book proposal is accepted, you will receive an open-access publication confirmation. You will then work closely with the Book Editor to deliver the final manuscript.

Due to the critical nature of the topic, all publication costs will be covered by Diamond Scientific Publishing, and the book Chapter Authors will not pay any Chapter Processing Fee.

Important Dates

  • Proposals Submission Deadline: 15 February 2021
  • Full Chapters Due: 15 َApril 2021

About the Book

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the global business environment and has highlighted the importance of being able to adapt and set up crisis management mechanisms in order to come safely through situations of uncertainty. Many companies have now begun to move to a recovery mode and have started planning for the longer term. As companies seek to strengthen business resilience, supply chains are experiencing unique challenges of their own. Coronavirus impact highlights the need to transform traditional supply chain models. It illustrated that many companies are not fully aware of the vulnerability of their supply chain relationships to global shocks.

In this context, the upcoming Open Access Book “The Impact of COVID-19 on Supply Chain Management” will welcome contributions and chapter proposals consisting of novel research approaches – conceptual, empirical, case studies, surveys – from different disciplines, in particular Management field, that demonstrate and explore the overall impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting emergency measures on supply chain management.

The book chapters are expected to advance the current knowledge of Supply Chain Management under the influence of the Coronavirus pandemic through investigating various aspects of this topic from supply chain optimization, use of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, robotics, and 5G, digital supply networks (DSNs), meeting Health & Safety needs, preparing for potential channel shifts, evaluating alternative logistics options and any other relevant topics.

The published Open Access book will be a reliable source for executives who want to get out of a defensive, reactive position and be assertively ahead of the curve by building supply chains that are strong, and resilient. This book will enable its readers to take a critical look at the existing supply chain, and get strategies to either fix or overcome vulnerabilities in the future.

Potential Themes and Topics:

  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Supply Chain Finance
  • Managing Supply Chain Risk
  • Network Design and Operational Hedging
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Strategic Sourcing: Mapping Value Chain
  • Dynamics of Global Networks
  • Digitizing Supply Chains through Advanced AI and Analytics
  • Explain design and planning principles within supply chain management
  • Integrate inventory and materials management principles
  • Integrated supply chain management.
  • supply chain relationships and deliver customer value
  • future challenges within supply chain management

Book Chapter Submissions

  • Proposal submissions must be original and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • All proposals must follow the guidelines of the template available on the Book Project page.
  • The Review and final Acceptance decisions will be based on relevance, quality, innovative content, and the originality of research approaches and results.
  • Proposals should be submitted via the Online Proposal Submission Form.
ISBN: 978-1-8381524-2-0

The Book will be published in collaboration with Proud Pen, Open Access books Publisher.

Apply to contribute to this book