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Special Session on "Big Data Driven Manufacturing and Service Industry Supply Chain Management"

The Aim of the Special Session:
Big data is making an impact on all supply chain activities. It ranges from improving delivery times to identifying ways to reduce the communication gap between manufacturers and suppliers. Analytics reports enable decision-makers to achieve operational efficiency and monitor performance to improve productivity. There are numerous ways data analytics can improve supply chain efficiency: validating data; detecting anomalies; benchmarking operations; allowing for mobile reporting and visibility into global logistics' offering real-time route optimization, improved demand forecasts, and inventory management; and providing for. It’s one of the hottest topics in the supply chain industry right now and has pride of place alongside artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and automation. It’s the new kid at school, the latest film in the cinema and the state-of-the-art phone everyone’s talking about all rolled into one - and everyone wants to get involved. In a bid to gain a competitive advantage, companies are leveraging Big Data for a host of reasons. Through Big Data, businesses can decrease costs, enhance efficiency and ultimately make smarter decisions. Supply Chain Digital takes a closer look at three of the companies that have implemented Big Data into their operations. Supply chains, in general, were much simpler processes in the 1980s when they first received mainstream attention. However, supply chains have existed since the industrial era. The main difference between their operation then, and how they are organized now, comes down to complexity. Often, supply chains were local or domestic. With technology making the economy more global, however, supply chains have gained more moving parts than ever before. In the late 90s and early 2000s, globalization was a blessing for prices, but a curse for supply chains. With Big Data becoming a larger and more user-friendly asset, modern supply chains are being revolutionized. The biggest driving force behind this modern big data wave is that it can now be captured, understood, and utilized. While transactions were always captured data, creating a knowledge-sharing network based on the insights gained from big data analytics has become just as important, according to Forbes. Transactions were able to capture how, when, and where people make purchases. With the addition of supply chain analysis, manufactures, retailers, and distributors can now optimize how best to get products to consumers.

Scope of the Session:
The scope of the session includes manufacturing as well as the service sectors which covers end to end of the Supply Chain Management and includes
Big Data in Manufacturing SC
Big Data in Retail SC
Big Data in Health Care SC
Big Data in Finance and Banking SC
Big Data in Educational SC
Big Data in Global Trade & Commerce
Big Data in E-commerce
Big Data in Procurement
Big Data in Logistics
Big Data in 3PL/ 4PL Logistics
Big Data in Delivering Public services

Potential Contributors:
Academicians, particularly professors and post-graduate students, especially Ph.D. scholars from different universities all over the world; policy makers and top managers of organizations as well as industrial companies, etc.

Submission Deadline for Full Papers: May 30, 2022
Submission Deadline for Abstracts (without full paper publication in conference proceeding or related journals): July 1, 2022

This special session is now open for submission and registration. Please submit your abstract/full paper via the Submission System and choose the option of Special Session on "Big Data Driven Manufacturing and Service Industry Supply Chain Management". After that, you can make the conference registration directly via the Registration Page or the conference secretary will contact you for further information.

Organizers of the Special Session:
Session Chair
Prof. Dr. Mamun Habib
School of Business & Entrepreneurship (SBE), Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB);
Visiting Scientist at the Dept. of Industrial Engineering of University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Prof. Dr. Md. Mamun Habib is a Professor at School of Business & Entrepreneurship (SBE), Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). He is the Visiting Scientist at the Dept. of Industrial Engineering of University of Texas at Arlington, USA. He is also the Adjunct Professor at Unirazak, Malaysia and UCSI, Malaysia. At present, he is supervising ten (10) Ph.D. scholars locally and internationally and earlier four (4) Ph.D. scholars have been graduated. As a Ph.D. examiner, he has several Ph.D. involvements with UUM, UNIRAZAK, AIMST, UNITAR, Asia e University (AeU), Malaysia; Assumption University of Thailand; Institute for Technology and Management (ITM) – University and Birla Institute of Technology (BIT)–Deemed University, India, National Institute of Technology (NIT), India, SOA University, India; University of the Assumption, Philippines, Aligarh Muslim University. He has about 20 years’ experience in the field of teaching, training, workshop, consultancy and research. Dr. Habib published about 175+ research papers, including Conference Proceedings, Journal articles, and book chapters/books. Among them, more than 50 articles are WoS and Scopus Indexed.

He is the Editor-in-Chief in International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM), London, UK. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief/Lead Guest Editor/Editor/Editorial Board Member/Reviewer of more than 50 journals, particularly Elsevier (Scopus) and Thomson Reuters (Web of Science) Indexed Journals. He delivers Keynote Speech at 70+ international conferences at various countries, particularly USA, UK, Taiwan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Turkey, Korea, India, Philippines, Greece, Bulgaria, Australia, Italy, Nigeria etc. He conducted 120+ Webinar/Workshops/ Seminars locally and internationally. He is involved in a few grant research projects in the USA, Malaysia, Thailand, Bulgaria, and Bangladesh. Prof. Habib is an active member of different professional organizations, including IEEE (Senior Member), IEOM (President, SCM Technical Division), IETI (Senior Member and Board of Director), IRED (Fellow), GRDS (Vice-President), just to name a few. He also serves as General Chair, Program Chair, Technical Chair, Organizing Committee Member, Technical Committee Member, Track Chair, Session Chair as well as Reviewer of numerous international conferences. He is also involved with QS World University Ranking/Times Higher Education Ranking as an academician.

Special Session Co-Chair

Dr. Ferdoush Saleheen
Dr. Ferdoush Saleheen is amongst a very few in the supply chain industry in Bangladesh who has transformed end to end supply chain in Household Electronics, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage, and Poultry industry and worked both in manufacturing and retail platform having more than 18+ years’ experience. For more than 9 years, Dr. Saleheen has been actively involved in academia and teaching as an Assistant Professor (adjunct) of Supply Chain Management at the leading Business Schools of Bangladesh. He is also a guest faculty at University at Hull, UK. He earned a Ph.D. degree in SCM from an AACSB accredited Malaysian Govt. University, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) along with a Master’s degree in Logistics from the Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, & Systems Engineering at The University of Texas, Arlington and an AACSB accredited MBA from Victoria University Melbourne, Australia. He is a Chartered Fellow at The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) International.

Special Session Co-Chair

Dr. Benjamin Bvepfepfe
Dr. Benjamin Bvepfepfe is a Senior professional and academician with an extensive understanding of operations and management in logistics and supply chain sectors. At present, he holds the Academic Program Chair at Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE. He has facilitated several performance improvement programs in Procurement, Risk management, Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain management, for organizations in Europe, Asia, the Gulf and Africa. Dr. Ben is also the Regional Chair for Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UAE. Dr. Benjamin is a PhD holder in corporate social responsibility (CSR), an MSc Graduate in Supply Chain Management; a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT) and a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (FCIPS). He is a Qualified Assessor, Teacher/Trainer holding professional qualifications in Higher Education and Training from UK Institutions. He is also a Consultant/Trainer for CILT.