- Editors' Introduction
As we noted in the summer issue, we received a large number of submissions from many transportation, logistics, and supply-chain scholars in response to the special themed issue of Transportation Journal entitled "Developing Logistics and Transportation Theory through Systematic Literature Reviews." We are pleased to present part 2 of the special themed issue in this fall issue. The four articles published in this issue examine current research topics involving opposite spectrums of the supply chain: customers and suppliers. The articles explore a variety of concepts and theories from multiple disciplines and fields to provide direction for future research.
We are excited to announce that beginning with the summer issue, APICS will be publishing a summary of the articles in its bimonthly magazine. As stated its website: "APICS magazine is a trusted and award-winning resource for innovative ideas and practical solutions in supply chain management." We will be working with future authors of articles in the Transportation Journal to compose summaries of their research for the magazine. We feel that this is an important integration between theory and practice and we look forward to having the first summaries published in an upcoming APICS magazine issue.
Last, but not least, we welcome Carrie Ann King Johnson as the new assistant editor for the journal. Carrie Ann is a PhD student in rhetoric and professional communication and an instructor of communication courses at Iowa State University. Carrie Ann's professional experience in journalism and technical communications will provide valuable skills to the editorial team. [End Page iii]