POMS is another one of this incredibly huge conferences where you need to be lucky – or plan it well – to actually meet people outside of the main track you are attending. The quality overall is impressive, pity that most presentations are based on abstracts only.
Different from many other conferences is all the career advice – there are lots of teaching-related tracks, actual career advice tracks, and probably best, there was even a one for women in operations management on how to manage life and career together. More of these, please! (Luckily, also INFORMS has a similar community already, though I am not too convinced of the name “WORMS“.)
If there is anything to complain about, it’s the scam with the mini-conferences that everyone thinks they paid for but are then asked to pay for even more. Apparently even the organisers of these were ripped off! It’s not as if the conference hadn’t been pricy already without that… and the catering is, well:
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After decades of research and technological innovations to reduce transportation-related noise (yes, the most quoted book is from 1987, and there are even journals dedicated to noise control), Britain’s RoSPA suggests the unthinkable: they want electric cars to be forced to make more noise (in the Feb 2013 issue of “Care on the Road”)! Déjà vu? Sounds like a sequel to “Who killed the electric car?“…
Ok, this is a via-via-via reference, found through the logistics quotes discussion on the Operations & Supply Chain Academic Group on LinkedIn. But the quote is nice nonetheless:
“Physical distribution is simply another way of saying “the whole process of business”.” Peter Drucker.
The entire discussion can be found here, and a white paper collecting all sorts of similar SCM / logistics quote can be downloaded here. Add your quotes so that they can be added to the white paper!
PS. addition on Jan 9, just found another blog full of quotes, here they are.
Happy new year 2013! Here’s some funny analogy between SCM and supply chain music.
Alan McKinnon’s article on “starry eyed” journal ratings and rankings is on IJPDLM’s EarlyCite and has been circulating around in logistics mailing lists – creating considerable discussion in the otherwise rather quiet Logprofs list, for example. Here’s my favourite quote from the article:
“a good paper is a good paper
regardless of the journal in which it is published”
As with everything else in the article, I couldn’t agree more.
The ELA research day joined forces with BVL PhD workshop resulting in research presentations for PhD students mostly. Quite an interesting concept in itself, with two “hot potatoes” chosen for presentations to tie into, and with PhD students working on those topics given a chance to present their current projects as well.
What were the topics of this year, you ask? Well, humanitarian logistics for one, and supply chain innovations for the other. Both are also followed up on the more practitioner-oriented BVL’s & EUROLOG’s conference. Perhaps a combination of the two would be interesting to pursue…
PS As an interesting conference observation, there was an award for journalists writing about logistics (“Medienpreis Logistik“) – what a genius way to raise the profile of the profession!
This is a Greek + diaspora conference mostly but with the with to expand. Topics were certainly universal, ranging from transport infrastructure to city logistics, reverse logistics, to greening the agri-food supply chain. All coming with a reference to the current economic crisis, though – including articles that investigate the impact of the economic crisis on various aspects of the supply chain. Way beyond Greece, this is sthg we may all want to learn about.
This publication is in the league of the Journal of Irreproducible Results, or the Journal of Universal Rejection: “Chicken chicken”
Gyöngyi – with thx to Glenn for sharing