MAGAZINE  №5 (100) October 2020


CATEGORY  Service providers’ corporate logistics Analytics and reviews Modern concepts and technologies in logistics and SCM Supply chain management



Due to the growth of the share of service in GDP, the need for use of optimization methods and models for enterprises in this field becomes evident. In addition, the economic crisis associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the enterprises of the tourism industry, which arouses the market players' interest market in possible measures to improve business efficiency; a number of these measures are proposed by logistics according to its system-integrative approach underlying its concept.
This article studies tourism supply chains. The aim of the research is to systematize the existing thematic areas of research in tourism logistics and to determine development trends. First, the key terminology for supply chain management in services and tourism (SSCM and TSCM) is defined. Further, using the bibliometric analysis all research developments in the field of tourism supply chains are structured, 7 areas of research are identified. Then, using the algorithmic historiography, the 4 most relevant areas of research in the field of TSC are identified, namely: modern analysis tools, systematization of existing approaches and concepts in TSCM, sustainable TSC and value creation in TS

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 Keywords:  service supply chain tourism supply chain TSCM literature review bibliometric analysis VOSviewer CitNetExplorer

MAGAZINE  №4 (93) August 2019


CATEGORY Analytics and reviews Return flows management (reverse logistics)


In the theory and practice of logistics and supply chain management, more and more attention is paid to return flows management. There are a sufficiently large number of research works that has been devoted to the reverse logistics of goods: there are many technologies and best practices that have been successfully implemented. 
As for the tasks of managing returns of transport items and packaging, they have been left outside the scope of experts' attention for a long time. Recently, the activity of advertising campaigns for pulling and pallets rental has increased in Russia. Some companies (mainly in manufacturing and trading sectors of FMCG) are going to implement, are already implementing or reporting substantial savings from projects for organizing container return management. Nevertheless, there are still many gaps for researchers and business community. 
The article provides an overview of recent publications on the returnable containers management, analyzes terminology in this area, identifies and analyzes the main strategies for managing return flows of containers.

The study shows that the issues of transport items return management have not received adequate coverage in Russian scientific and business literature. Moreover, despite the variety of foreign studies there is no basic terminology in this field and systematization of supply chain configuration alternatives. In addition, fragmentation of information in open sources about the practice of implementing / operating transport items management systems in Russian business makes it relevant to conduct research on this topic.

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