Republishing papers from SCM 4 ECR Conferences

Republishing papers from VJES (Valahian Journal of Economic Studies, unloaded in SCIENDO

In the past 10 years (2010-2019) we edited and published 138 papers in 20 numbers of which: 64 strangers, 78 Romanian and 27 mixed. In our magazine they wrote these articles: 109 strangers authors & co – authors, 185 Romanian authors & co – authors. Countries from the origin of the authors from SCM Journal: 18 countries (Romania, Poland, USA, France, Spain, Iran, Pakistan, India, Germany, Egipt, Ukraine, South Africa, Nigeria, Australia, Ghana, Russia and Croatia) from 30 universities (and other same organizations: research and business).

We thank all those who were with us in editing the journal (members of the Scientific Board, reviewers) and especially to authors in making all the numbers. We thanks to the new entrants – the members of Advisory Council, prestigious professionals of the world of SCM.

We also thank all those who they participated at the Supply Chain Management for Efficient Consumer Response conferences ( with presentations that later became valuable articles in the journal.

For the future issues of the SCM Journal we intend to segment the authors’ contributions in three parts:

1. Papers (with academic works, in the classical sense, realized in the 10 years);

2. Design Thinking and Innovation in which we will introduce presentations from highly innovative conferences, with relevant frameworks. The foundation of this new dimension is given by the new dimensions of innovation and new technologies, of the amazing growth of data ports;

3. Work-in-Progress (for works still unfinished and which can trigger the coagulation of several ideas and authors) and

4. Because the VJES (Valahian Journal of Economic Studies), managed by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Valahia from Targoviste, was closed and in several issues articles were published resulting from presentations at the conferences “Supply Chain Management for Efficient Consumer Response ”, based on an agreement with its board, we start republishing them in the “Supply Chain Management Journal ”. The republishing of some relevant articles will start from 2021 in Supplement number, numbered separately.

It is the ability to combine empathy for the context of a problem, creativity in the generation of insights and solutions, and rationality to analyze and fit solutions to the context .

Design thinking applied in the context of supply chains brings a new and creative edge to designing supply chains. Transforming enterprise supply chains means transforming the entire enterprise. This clearly has major implications for the leadership of the enterprise, and its ability to shape the necessary subcultures to ensure successful execution of intended strategy. Volatility and extreme disruption characterize the ‘new normal’ operating environment for most 21st century enterprises.

Some of the world’s leading brands, such as Apple, Google, Samsung and GE, have rapidly adopted the Design Thinking approach, and Design Thinking is being taught at leading universities around the world, including Oxford School, Stanford, Harvard and MIT. ”For me, a well-designed product is one you fall in love with. Or you hate. It may be polarizing, but it has to provoke a real reaction. Ideally, it”s a product you want to engage with in the future, rather than just <<Yeah, I bought it, and I ate it.>>” (Indra Nooyt – CEO Pepsi Cola)

Design Thinking is an iterative process in which we seek to understand the user, challenge assumptions, and redefine problems in an attempt to identify alternative strategies and solutions that might not be instantly apparent with our initial level of understanding. At the same time, Design Thinking provides a solution-based approach to solving problems. It is a way of thinking and working as well as a collection of hands-on methods.

In the context of present crisis due the COVIT-19 and the challenges of digitalization, starting with Issue 1 of Volume 11 magazine will be in digital form only –


Professor Virgil POPA Ph.D.