Vol. 4 No. 2 (2011): July/December

Dear JOSCM Readers,

We are pleased to introduce to the new issue of the Journal of Operations and Supply Chain Management (JOSCM). We also would like to share with all JOSCM's community some special accomplishments we achieved in the second half of 2011.

Firstly, JOSCM is being indexed in Biblioteca Eletrônica Spell, Cabell's Directory, EBSCO, Electronic Journal Library and Google Scholar. This is an important achievement because our articles are now available easily to be read and, disseminating knowledge to the academic debate.

Secondly, the number of submissions we have received during this term has almost doubled from previous term. This is an indication that JOSCM is being considered as one important journal for the research community. We would also like to thank all the reviewers for the great job done.

As we continue to strive for relevance and methodology rigor, this issue presents two invited papers from leading researchers in OM: Information Technology and the Ambidexterity Hypotheses: an Analysis in Product Development, and Offshore Operations Capabilities: an Exploratory Study. This issue also brings two of the best papers presented in the annual conference SIMPOI 2012: Assessment of the Brazilian Cash Operation through the Approach of Sustainable Supply Chains; and, Application of the Flexible Specialization Model in a Local Manufacturing System.

Finally, 2012 is coming and we wish a nice year for all our contributors. Publishing invited papers from leading researchers and best papers from relevant conferences like SIMPOI are two actions that we planned for this year. The Special Issue on Sustainability is another key aspect planned for 2012.

We wish you a good reading of the papers in this issue and a Happy New Year!

Ely Laureano Paiva
Priscila Miguel
JOSCM Editors


Published: 2011-12-22

01.Operations Strategies and Competitiveness

02.Operations Management

03.Logistics and Supply Chain

05.Sustainability of Operations

09.Intersections. Beyond the Operations Function

Editorial Board