Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management SIG is focused on all aspects of Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management (OLSCM).

About the SIG

This Special Interest Group (OLSCM) is focused on all aspects of Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Our 200+ global community’s interests include research, teaching and impact across the public, private and civic spheres of society. We share cutting-edge research and practices with current trends in sustainability, ethics and digital technologies transforming our understanding of the field. We aim to provide a forum for contemporary research ideas and outputs which respond to grand challenges and industrial needs so as to guide the practices of managers and future researchers. As such this SIG has broad relevance and interest to practitioners.

Our active network is an innovator in BAM, having introduced the SIG Snapshot – our quarterly newsletter where members share news, events and opportunities and celebrate our successes. Our LinkedIN group has 260 members who regularly share news and connect with the wider LinkedIN community. We also expanded our annual workshops into seminar series in which our members can explore more deeply and develop skills in research, teaching and impact. Last year we ran the Impact Seminar Series and this year we are hosting the Visualisation series (see information below).

The SIG’s mandate is to provide a platform for engagement between academics and practitioners in shaping the research agenda through discussion, collaboration and events. With this in mind, AGM2022 decided to strategically develop relationships with social and economic practitioners. We will begin by creating an impact track at Conference2023 and are keen to co-create this strategy going forward with our members.


  • Investigating opportunities and challenges to inform practices in Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management (OLSCM)
  • Encouraging and supporting innovative research which has potential to advance the field of OLSCM 
  • To theoretically and practically advance the disciplines of OLSCM across manufacturing/service/private and public settings
  • To support continuous professional development of practitioners and academics through collaborative networks and events
  • To provide a supportive developmental environmental for doctoral researchers in any of the areas within our broad discipline.

SIG Events 2024



SIG Committee Members 2024

SIG Chair – Kate McLoughlin, University College Dublin

SIG Secretary and Membership Coordinator – Muhammad Kamal, University of Exeter

Treasurer and PhD Mentor - Pouria Liravi, University of Derby

Communications Officer - Florian Schuering, Heriot-Watt University

Doctoral Representative  – Deepak Asokan, University of Manchester

Doctoral Representative  – Mark Bentley, Anglia Ruskin University

Doctoral Representative  – Ashem Egila, Coventry University

Conference Track Chairs - Mark Bentley and Muhammad M Kamal