Mobile Supply Chain Management: Moving Where?



We present a state-of-the-art on mobile supply chain management (mSCM). A total of 36 articles were analysed using a systematic review process to classify current knowledge, identify trends, and propose recommendations for future research. Three main categories of papers are identified, namely (1) technical, (2) managerial, and (3) domain-specific. We concluded that mSCM is moving towards a complex combination of technologies and models. Moreover, data shows that the managerial and domain-specific aspects of mSCM have received less attention when compared to the technological perspective. Presently, cloud computing, augmented reality, and the Internet of things seem to be three of the topics with the most potential for research in the area of mSCM. As the vision of Industry 4.0 and the digitalization of global markets makes mSCM a priority for organizations worldwide, our recommendations can assist researchers to address some of its crucial socio-technical challenges.


mSCM, Mobile Supply Chain Management, Mobile Technologies, Systematic Literature Review


Information Systems, Supply Chain Management


13th European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS), Krakow, Poland, June 2016


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