08-01-2019 01:10

This is the seventh episode of Listen to the Editors, a series of interviews with journal editors to unveil the trends in research for Operations and Supply Chain Management.

In this episode we are interviewing the editors-in-chief for the Journal of Business Logistics (JBL), professors Thomas Goldsby and Walter Zinn.

* JBL has 150,000 downloads in 2018.
* Global spread of downloads: US: 18%, UK: 12%, DE,CN: 7% – 1/3 from outside the top 10 countries.

- 3 open calls for special issues:

* Talent Management in SCM - due Aug. 31
* Artificial Inteligence, Robotics, and Employment - due Oct. 31
* Digital Supply Chain - Dec. 1

Initiatives the Journal of Business Logistics is undertaking to publicize the papers and increasing their impact?

* Some papers are reformatted and published in the Supply Chain Quarterly
* Edge Conference - 3,000 supply chain managers
* Part of doctoral consortium is have the PhD candidates walk in the conference, listen to the managers, and report back their findings.

The host for this show is Iuri Gavronski, Associate Professor for the Graduate Program in Business for the UNISINOS Jesuit University.

Listen to the editors is an initiative of the Operations and Supply Chain Management division of the Academy of Management. We post our interviews monthly in our division website. You can discuss any of the topics of this episode using our interactive tool, https://connect.aom.org.

Using the discussion section of our site, you can also post suggestions for questions, journal editors you would like to hear from, and requests for clarifications.

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Websites for the Journal:

Wiley’s main page for JBL (where the open CfPs can be found): https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/21581592

Also, several papers can be freely accessed there, including Walter’s “Historical Review of Postponement Research.”

Other info:

The 40th Anniversary issue can be found at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/21581592/2019/40/1.

CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly can be found at: https://www.supplychainquarterly.com/

Cites to some referenced papers in the podcast include:

Castillo, Vincent E., John E. Bell, William J. Rose, and Alexandre M. Rodrigues. "Crowdsourcing last mile delivery: strategic implications and future research directions." Journal of Business Logistics 39, no. 1 (2018): 7-25.

Garver, Michael S. "Threats to the Validity of Logistics and Supply Chain Management Research." Journal of Business Logistics 40, no. 1 (2019): 30-43.

Miller, Jason W., Susan L. Golicic, and Brian S. Fugate. "Developing and testing a dynamic theory of motor carrier safety." Journal of Business Logistics 38, no. 2 (2017): 96-114

Miller, Jason W., Yemisi Bolumole, and Matthew A. Schwieterman. "Electronic Logging Device Compliance of Small and Medium Size Motor Carriers Prior to the December 18, 2017, Mandate." Journal of Business Logistics (2019).

Editors' Bios:

Dr. Thomas Goldsby is the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation Professor in Business, Professor of Logistics, and Chair of the Department of Marketing & Logistics at Ohio State's Fisher College of Business. Dr. Goldsby is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Business Logistics. His research interests include logistics strategy, supply chain integration, and the theory and practice of lean and agile supply chain strategies. He has published more than 50 articles in academic and professional journals and serves as a frequent speaker at academic conferences, executive education seminars, and professional meetings. He is co-author of five books on supply chain management and logistics.

Walter Zinn is Professor of Logistics. He currently serves Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business as Associate Dean for Graduate Students and Programs. He previously served as Chairman of the Department of Marketing and Logistics (2010-2016) and as Director of the Master in Business Logistics Engineering (MBLE), an innovative joint program between the Schools of Business and Engineering (2005-2010).

Dr. Zinn is Co-Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Business Logistics. He formerly served the journal as the Systems Section Editor (1997-2001) and as Guest Editor for a Special Section on Logistics, Marketing and Supply Chain Strategies in 2000.

Dr. Zinn’s research interests focus primarily on the relationship between customer service policy and inventory investment; particularly consumer response to stockouts, supply chain risk management, and the effects of inventory centralization and sales forecasting on safety stocks. He is also interested in logistics issues in Latin America.

At Ohio State, Professor Zinn teaches logistics courses for undergraduate, MBA and MBLE students, including Field Problems in Logistics, where graduate students conduct consulting projects for corporations. Dr. Zinn also lectured in more than 100 executive development programs and spoke in logistics conferences and meetings in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Zinn is fluent in Spanish and in Portuguese.


I would like to thank my research assistant, Luiz Paulo R.C. Barcellos, for his help in editing the interview. All the glitches in the recording and in the final version of the audio file, though, are my responsibility.

Background music:
“Night & Day” by Dee Yan-Key is licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA


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