2023 Program Chair Message

Greetings OSCM community!

Hope you are having a great summer. We have planned an amazing conference in Boston. If you have not done so already, now is a great time to start preparing for an exciting 2023 AOM Annual Meeting. We are back in person with many opportunities to learn from one another, network with old and new friends, and have a lot of fun!

This year, the OSCM Division received 165 paper submissions, 2 symposia submissions, and 6 PDW submissions (including the Joint Doctoral Student & Junior Faculty Consortium). As always, acceptance decisions are competitive at AOM. And thanks to the service of 150 members who signed up as reviewers, our review process resulted in the acceptance of 72 papers, 5 PDWs, and 2 co-sponsored symposia. These accepted contributions are now scheduled for in-person presentations throughout the conference. And here are a few that I would like to bring your attention:

  • Our joint doctoral student & junior faculty consortium
  • Six professional development workshops
  • Three best paper award sessions
  • A journal editor’s panel featuring JOM, JSCM, DS, JBL, JPSM, and IJOPM
  • A plenary panel discussion featuring top executives of our three key communities: ISM, CSCMP, and ASCM. There will be a social event right after. Don’t miss it!
  • Our OSCM division social event
  • JOM and JSCM sessions
  • Our new member coffee session

I would like to thank all of our volunteers and contributors who make this conference such a successful event. In addition to 150 members who volunteered as reviewers, there are 14 members that serve in our three best paper award committees and many others who are collaborating with me behind the scenes. Thank you! I am truly grateful for your support and dedication to our division. Without your help, it could be impossible to create a great experience for the upcoming AOM Conference.

If you need further reason to attend this year’s conference, or are just seeking even more information on what is in store, please visit https://aom.org/events/annual-meeting, and be sure to register early for discounted registration rates: https://aom.org/events/annual-meeting/registering-and-attending. Please be sure to also check the OSCM Division homepage for division-specific news and announcements: https://oscm.aom.org/home, and make sure your personal settings allow for email communications from us.

I look forward to seeing you all in Boston!

Veronica H. Villena

2023 Program Chair