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Logistics and Supply Chain Management


Managers in the last two decades have witnessed a period of change unparalleled in the history of the world, in terms of advances in technology, globalization of markets, and stabilization of political economies. With the increasing number of “world-class” competitors both domestically and abroad, organizations have had to improve their internal processes rapidly in order to stay competitive.
Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a revolution that has the capacity to challenge all the norms and practices, followed by industries and businesses. From strategy to operations, from internal operations to external operations, from automotive to FMCG, from pharmaceutical to chemical, SCM has brought in revolution in each sector.
This resource guide, prepared by the library staff aims to list useful sources of information on the subject, that are available in JGU Library and elsewhere, both in print and electronic forms. It also includes important links to useful free & open access web resources. 
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Global Library holds a number of print books and e-books on Supply chain management.

A ready to use list of books in the JGU Library on SCM is available here : Books and E-Books on Logistics and Supply Chain Management

A list of videos in JGU Library is available here : Videos on Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Alternatively, one can search the online library catalogue for relevant materials, by using one or more of the following   Keywords :   

Business Logistics, Materials Handling – Management, Delivery of Goods, Materials Management, Freight and Freightage, Physical Distribution of Goods, Freight Forwarders, Purchasing, Industrial Procurement, Shipment of Goods, Inventory Control, Transportation, Just-in-time systems, Warehouse Management , Reverse Logistics, insight maker tools.

Books on SCM and related subjects can be found in the library in the following shelf sequences:

355.411 Pure logistics the science of war preparation
363.340687  Humanitarian logistics
658.5  Logistics management
658.5     Operations management processes and supply chains
658.7    Supply Chain Management
658.72   Purchasing
658.720285       Procurement, E-procurement
658.78  Business Logistics
658.785  Warehouse Management
658.787  Inventory management
658.84 Export-import and logistics management


Majority of the E-Books held/subscribed by the Library can be discovered using the online library catalogue at  http://koha.jgu.edu.in .

E-books can also be accessed through the following general resources: E-Books collection of EBSCO Host

Individually acquired e-books through different eBooks database collection  are hosted on JGU's library website : https://library.jgu.edu.in/content/e-books

E-books can also be accessed through the following general resources:


Asian Logistics Directory :  Available through SchedNet, a vertical portal providing shipping   schedules and shipping information to shippers and forwarders worldwide. This Online list of Major Shipping Companies and  Major Truckers and Freight Agents in China, Hongkong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia   (Free)

Lloyd's List : It provides up to date independent Asian news, data and powerful insight on marine trade and finance to help shipping companies effectively plan their business. (Subscription required, not subscribed by JGU Library)

Freightworld : Freightworld.com ® is a compilation of links to freight transportation and logistics businesses that maintain sites on the World Wide Web.  (Free)

FNC Directory : Searchable directory of members of the Freight Network Corporation Group, also known as FNC Group. Has over 240members, located in 325 cities in over 100 different nations across the globe

‘e-Journals on Supply Chain Management

Below is a list of top rated peer-reviewed journals on Supply Chain Management….. (Source University of Southern California)

Apart from these very selective listings, there are numerous other economics journals available. For a list of selected journals, see the following:

Research Article database (Bibliographic database)

Google Scholar: It is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines (including Economics).

IDEAS/ RePEc: This is the largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and freely accessible on the Internet. Based on research papers in Economics (RePEc), it indexes over 4 million research items.

SSRN: Social Science Research Network is a repository for preprints, including abstracts, devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research in the social sciences. Academic papers can be uploaded directly to the SSRN site by authors, and are made available for download. Even if access to the published paper is restricted, access to the original working paper remains open, so long as the author decides to keep the paper up.

J-Gate: It is a bibliographic database, founded in 2001, to access global e-journal literature. It contains abstracts, citations, full-text access for all Open Access journals and other key details from academic journals. Global Library is subscribing to this database.

EBSCO’s Business Source premier: It is one of the most used business and economics research databases which is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including Management, MIS, POM, Accounting, Finance, and Economics. This database is updated daily by EBSCO. Global Library has subscriptions to this database.

JSTOR: It is a digital library founded in 1995 in New York City. Originally containing digitized back issues of academic journals, it now encompasses books and other primary sources as well as current issues of journals in the humanities and social sciences. Global Library has subscriptions to this database.

Magazine & Newsletters:

Trans Reporter Magazine : This monthly magazine offer its readers an all-inclusive view of the logistics and supply chain industry.

Logistics Insight Asia Magazine : It provides extensive coverage for everything that involves supply chain planning: materials, products, information and finances from suppliers to manufacturers to consumers.

Logistics Management Magazine : It provides extensive coverage for everything that involves supply chain planning. It reaches the largest number of logistics professionals in the industry.

Supply Chain Brain : Excellent news and resources on all aspects of logistics.

Manufacturing and Logistics IT News Magazine : It is the leading specialist IT solutions magazine and web-site covering all aspects of end-to-end supply chains within a wide range of vertical markets. This magazine also provides, an insight into how technological developments enable all kinds of businesses to operate effectively and efficiently.

Inbound Logistics Magazine : This magazine became the informational change agent for reinventing supply chain processes.

Supply Chain Digest : This digest covers the information, news and gives full insight about the logistics and supply chain industry.

Supply Management magazine is the premier publication for procurement and supply chain professionals globally. This website provides daily news and opinion and exclusive content, in addition to access to magazine articles dating back more than 15 years. There is also a dedicated jobs website – jobs.supplymanagement.com – with the latest UK and international vacancies. - See more at: http://www.supplymanagement.com/about-supply-management#sthash.S6fLvMHP.dpuf

Supply Chain Digest : It is the industry's most valuable supply chain management and logistics publication. Supply Chain Digest is a weekly, on-line newsletter with lively information, news and commentary that summarizes and synthesizes important information for busy supply chain and logistics professionals. 


Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) State of Logistics Report : CSCMP releases the annual "State of Logistics Report®" presented by Penske Logistics every year in June. Delivered by author Rosalyn Wilson, with additional commentary by a panel of industry leaders, representing various areas within the supply chain, the annual "State of Logistics Report®" is widely used by supply chain management and logistics professionals and organizations as the premier benchmark for US logistics activity.

Logistics in India 2011, India Infrastucture Research, 2012  : This report provide a one stop resource of up-to-date information, data and statistics for the industry. The report also highlight the role and relevance of logistics service providers(3PL and 4PL), warehousing and cold storage solutions, value added services, logistics parks and free trade warehousing zones(FTWZs), and express logistics in ever-expending logistics sector. Print copy of this report is available in the Global Library for reference.

The World Bank - Logistics Performance Index (LPI) : The LPI is an interactive benchmarking tool created to help countries identify the challenges and opportunities they face in their performance on trade logistics and what they can do to improve their performance.


Case studies:

Proquest Case Studies : This database  consist of around 6800 full-text journals,  Business cases, and Conference proceedings.
ACCESS : Via the Proquest DatabaseAccess from the advanced search option.  Once there scroll down to the heading 'Document type' and tick the 'Case studies' box. Enter keywords and undertake your search as you usually would. Global Library have subscription of this database.

Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies (EEMCS) is an online collection of peer-reviewed case studies focusing on business decision making and management development throughout key global emerging markets.  Cases are written by case writers working in or closely with developing economies, offering local perspectives with global appeal.  The collection receives regular content updates throughout the year and all cases benefit from a supportive peer-review process to ensure the highest quality content.

For information and subscription click on the database   Emerald Database (We did not have subscription of this database)

EbscoHost Case Studies : It is an online collection of peer-reviewed case studies focusing on business decision making and management development throughout key global emerging markets.

For information and subscription click on the database EBSCOHost Business Source Complete Database (We did not have subscription of this database)

HBS case studies: This website   allows comprehensive searching of several collections of cases including those of Harvard, Darden, MIT , JFK School of Government and other case collection.

For information and subscription click on HBS case studies, at present Global library not subscribing this database.

Oxford Case Base: The OCB is an online library of business cases drawn from oxford university press worldwide. This resource is freely available to use for teaching when you adopt an oxford textbook as the main text for your students.

For information click on Oxford Case Base and logging in. In order to login, all user will need to create an account with Oxford Digital. To access Case Base, you will need to enter the access code provided by your sales representative.

Audio Visual Lecture & Tutorials:

Operations and Supply Chain Management Video Lecture : This link provide a very good collection of classroom video archive on Supply Chain Management.

Supply Chain Management Procurement: Tutorial : Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) is a unique, industry-university partnership dedicated to advancing the supply chain industry and the professionalism of its practitioners.

TEDx : It is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). It covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues".

Academic Earth : It is a website launched by Richard Ludlow and co-founders Chris Bruner and Liam Pisano. Which offers free online video lectures from universities such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Michigan, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale.

E-Archives, Online Courses, Course Material:

Supply Chain Management Essentials (SCME) : It is an innovative online course that covers the fundamentals of supply chain management. SCME provides insight into supply chain planning, processes, and global operations via discussion, animation, and industry video clips. All this from the convenience of your computer.

MITOnlineCourseware : This link provide the course material on Supply chain management by MIT faculty.

Master theses on Logistics and Supply Chain Management : This link Provide us the information regarding currently ongoing thesis project and topics available for the research on Supply Chain Management.

Supply Chain Council (SCC) : This global nonprofit supply chain organization including information on the SCOR-S program.

Future Supply Chain : FSC Supply Chain Solutions are sector specific which include Supply chain consulting, distribution and Transportation network analysis and design, Warehouse and Facility modelling and layout, including evaluation of Infrastructure and mechanisation needs and 3PL capabilities of high-end Warehousing, Express and Customised Movement Solutions

Institute for Supply Chain Management (ISM) : It is the first supply management institute in the world. ISM’s mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities and education.

Boston Consulting Group - Expertise & Impact :  Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy.

Reverse Logistics Association : This website provides all kind of related information that helps to bridges the gap between third party service providers (3PSPs), and OEMs, Retailers, and Brand Marketers, so that outsourcing for reverse logistics processes can be increased and enhanced. 


SCM World : It is the supply chain talent development partner for the world’s leading companies.

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) : It provides you and your organization with the education, research, connections, and professional growth you need to meet the demands of a constantly changing marketplace.

International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) : It is a multi-disciplinary network of academics and practitioners dedicated to the development of knowledge concerning Purchasing and Supply Management.

United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database : UN Comtrade is the largest and most detailed database of international trade data available. It supports research into bilateral trade of individual commodities.

WERC Warehousing Education and Research Council : It offers resources that help distribution professionals stay at the leading edge including educational events, performance metrics for benchmarking, practical research, expert insights and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange.

Global Supply Chain Council : It is a professional organization dedicated to furthering the knowledge, understating and career development of executives, managers and professionals in the field of Supply chain, logistics and procurement management in Asia.

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management Society : It is Asia, regional professional body for logistics practitioners.

Australian Freight Councils Network : Freight council’s operates with each state of Australia. These councils are jointly funded by Australian and state government with supports from the Australian logistics industry.

Australian Logistics Council : It is the peak national body representing the major and national companies in the Australian freight transport and logistics supply chain.


Blogs, Forums & Apps

Logistic Management : This Logistics management blogs keep the professionals stay informed about what is happening in the industry, and how emerging trends in technology, outsourcing, regulations, and business practices can impact their jobs and companies.

SCM World Leaders Forum : It is the annual retreat for the world’s supply chain, procurement and operations elite, bringing together the most influential C-level executives from the SCM World community and their recommended guests from across industry.

Supply Chain Risk Initiative : The Supply Chain Risk Initiative brings together a range of leading experts from across the Forum’s diverse communities to explore the most critical threats facing supply chain networks, and to apply new risk response tools that can promote efficient risk management, security and resiliency in the complex global trading environment.

Industry Week : It provides manufacturing executives with key insights on and analysis of trends, news, operational knowledge and research, as well as facilitating peer-to-peer conversation amongst the global manufacturing management community.


There are several free and for purchase apps, available for Android devices that can assist with Supply chain information updates. Android Apps for Supply Chain can be found in the following general sources : Supply chain Android App


Supply Chain Management Issues : Supply chain management information and other business issues are shared here by the professionals in this sector.

Master Supply Chain Management : The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management WU offers a thorough education in relevant theories and state-of-the-art methods to provide a transdisciplinary and integrated view.


Supply Management :  This provide a platform to discuss anything related to procurement and supply chain.

Supply Chain Jobs : This twitter account helps to find the supply chain jobs.

Bibliographic/Citation Management Tools:

Zotero : A Free, web-based tool that works as a browser plug-in. Zotero also has a desktop client that works well on all platforms.

EndNote: This software is designed to collect and organize research; compatible with EndNote Web. At present, we have one user license for this Citation management tool. 

Mendeley: It is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research and funding opportunities available.

Turnitin : It is an internet based anti-plagiarism detection software. Turnitin's main objective is to prevent plagiarism, and engage students, resercher through originality check, grade mark, and peer mark, at promoting quality academic writing within learning Institutions. We are subscribing this anti-plagiarism detection software.

Survey Monkey : It is an online survey tool for data analysis, sample selection, bias elimination, and data representation. We are subscribing this online survey tool.

The Web of Science  : It is a bibliographical database of scholarly articles from 12,500 peer-reviewed journals worldwide. The platform provides tools for advanced search, citation analysis, and bibliometric.

Scopus : This is Elsevier's abstract and citation database launched in 2004. Scopus covers nearly 36,377 titles from approximately 11,678 publishers, of which 34,346 are peer-reviewed journals in top-level subject fields: life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences and health sciences. We have access to this citation database.



Conference Alerts : This website provide all the updates about upcoming conference event of your interest in India and worldwide. It covers an array of topics like Business and Economics, Social Sciences & Humanities, Law, Education, Health and medicine etc. To get regular update on upcoming conference, you can set up an email alert.

Allconferencealerts : This website provides all the updates about upcoming conference event of your interest in India. To get regular update on upcoming conference, you can set up an email alert.

Council of Supply Chain Management Annual Conference : CSCMP’s Annual Conference is the largest of its kind for end-to-end supply chain management, offering innovative solutions and actionable outcomes that attendees will be able to take back to their companies to improve their supply chains’ performance. The event attracts more than 3,000 practitioners, educators, and thought leaders from around the world yearly

ASCM Research Grants : The ASCM Future of Supply Chains Research Grants examine the influence of emerging trends on supply chains and value networks. The following grants were awarded by the ASCM Research, Innovation & Strategy Committee (RISC).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Grants: The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) provides a number of partial fellowship opportunities specifically for SCM students. In addition to the SCM Awards & Fellowships described above, students are eligible to be considered for highly competitive awards and endowed fellowships available to the larger MIT community. Students are automatically considered for these awards and nomination forms are provided to admitted students in early admission rounds. In recent years, SCM students have been recipients of various awards

Royal Holloway University of London (School of Management) : The School of Management offers two Dean's Scholarships that consist of a maintenance award of £5,000 per annum for up to 3 years (full time) or £2,500 for up to 6 years (part time) and a fee waiver (Home/EU or Overseas), with a requirement to undertake 6 hours work for the School per week. The Dean's Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence to new students who will commence a doctoral course full- or part-time during the academic year.

Cranfield University (School of Management) : The Supply Chain Research Centre of Cranfield University is one of Europe’s largest center’s dedicated to research into Logistics and Supply Chain Management.  The Centre attracts annual funding in excess of £500,000 through research council, government and industrial sources.

Sustainable Supply Chain Foundation : SSCF incorporated researches and supports research to identify, assess and contribute to standards, metrics, best practices and emerging technologies aimed at furthering sustainability practices as they relate to domestic and global supply chain operations and sourcing.

University of Manchester (Manchester Business School) : The MBS PhD studentships offer three years funding, including doctoral programme tuition fees and a stipend of approximately £14,000 per year. They will have access to a robust doctoral research training programme, dedicated research resources and training in transferable skills. The competition is open to home, EU and international students.

Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), provides grants to scholars to conduct research in various fields of social sciences which have a theoretical, conceptual, and methodological or policy orientation on the subject of their choice. The research projects may belong to any one of the following social science disciplines or may be interdisciplinary in nature

Duke University (School of Management) offers a various fellowships and grants for Postdoctoral Research in discipline Management. Click on the name of the award to access a more detailed summary, including a link to the funding agency's official announcement and related guidelines. 


Subject Guides of other Library websites

University of Southern California Subject Guide on   Supply Chain Management

RMIT University Australia Subject Guide on Logistics and Supply Chain Management  

MIT Libraries Subject Guide on Supply Chain Management


Staff of Global Library gratefully acknowledge contribution of Mr. Buddhi Prakash Chauhan, Library Director for his leadership in preparation of this Resource Guide, and Dr. Saroj Koul, Professor of Operations Management and SCM, Assistant Dean (Research) for evaluating the draft and making valuable additions to the resource guide.