|Japan's March 11 in 2011 has revealed the significance of supply chain
management in the institutional system and endorsed our timely endeavor
in the Institutional Supply Chain Management (ISCM). ISCM endeavor was
initiated in 2005 inspired by Tokyo Insituite of Technology's ambitious
project, SIMOT (Science of Institutional Management of Technology, 2004-2009) under the support of MEXT's (Japan's Ministry of Education,
Culture, Science and Technology) 21st century COE Program. This insitutional
inertia has urged us to decide to further develop ISCM endevor by launching
a really interdisciplinary international journal responsible for the interface
between engineering and management, "Innovation and Supply Chain Management"
(also ISCM). New ISCM attempts to encompass such broad aspects of the subjects
such as R&D, manufacturing, and production in general in whole cycle
of supply chain in the institutional system. We are confident that this
journal could be a timely compass in the current chartless society.
Researchers, managers and engineers for, R&D, Procurement, Production,
Logistics, Marketing, and Project management.
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