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Mathematical Modeling Research in Fashion and Textiles Supply Chains and Operational Control Systems

Call for Papers

The fashion and textiles (FTs) industry is one of the most important industries, and it has rapidly developed over the past decade. With its fast development, the corresponding supply chain systems become much more complicated and a lot of challenging optimization-related issues arise. For example, in FT supply chain systems, what are the optimal decisions in terms of production scheduling, product quality control, and final shipping and distribution in light of the market requirements on fast fashion and short lead time? With the emergence of global sustainability concern, what is the optimal production plan in light of the constraints such as carbon footprint? In conducting fashion trend forecasting, are there some scientifically sound analytical models which can help to provide quick and accurate forecasting with limited data? This special issue is devoted to publishing the latest and significant results on mathematical modeling research in fashion and textiles supply chains and operational control systems. This special issue is on the interface between engineering and business, and hence both engineering-oriented and business-oriented papers are welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to

  • Dynamic optimization models for FT supply chain control problems
  • Dynamics of textile machineries and production systems
  • Hybrid systems for FT industry
  • Optimal controls for FT systems
  • Applications of optimization tools for FT industry
  • Optimal inventory control in FT supply chains
  • Analytical transportation systems in FT industry
  • Use of information in FT supply chains
  • Coordination of FT supply chain systems
  • Warehousing in FT supply chains
  • Forecasting models in FT supply chains
  • Quality control in FT supply chains
  • Sustainable FT supply chain systems

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/mpe/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/mpe/mmrf/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 7 December 2012
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 1 March 2013
Publication DateFriday, 26 April 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Tsan-Ming Choi, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Guest Editors

  • Xiaohang Yue, Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA
  • Chun-Hung Chiu, Sun Yat-Sen Business School, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
  • Pui-Sze Chow, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong