Guest editorial


  • Dirk Briskorn University of Siegen
  • Fred Glover University of Colorado
  • Florian Jaehn University of Augsburg
  • Michael Pinedo New York University



operations research, supply chain management


We are glad to see the final version of this special issue of Decision Making in Manufacturing and Services (DMMS) on Optimization in Supply Chain Management take shape. It does not come as a surprise that we received a rather heterogeneous batch of submissions concerning different aspects of optimization focusing on applications in supply chain management (SCM). There seems to be no need to introduce the field of SCM here since it has been the focus of researchers and practitioners, for decades. This does not imply that there is no potential or no need for further improvement. With advances in hardware or algorithms, models have become more integrated over the years and there is no end to this development in sight. The mission of this special issue is to present new approaches on advancing optimization techniques with applications in SCM. It presents three papers in order to do so.




How to Cite

Briskorn, D., Glover, F., Jaehn, F., & Pinedo, M. (2012). Guest editorial. Decision Making in Manufacturing and Services, 6(1), 3–4.