Supply Chain Management and Management Science: A Successful Marriage

  • Jafar Rezaei Delft University of Technology
  • David L. Olson College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Joseph Sarkis Foisie School of Business, Worcester Polytechnic Institute


The last century has witnessed extant studies on the applications of Management Science (MS) to a diverse set of Supply Chain Management (SCM) issues. This paper provides an overview of the contribution of MS within SCM. A framework is developed in this paper with a sampling of MS contributions to major SCM dimensions. Future research directions are presented.


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How to Cite
REZAEI, Jafar; OLSON, David L.; SARKIS, Joseph. Supply Chain Management and Management Science: A Successful Marriage. Journal of Supply Chain Management Science, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1-2, p. 3-14, june 2020. ISSN 2451-9901. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 12 july 2020. doi:


Management Science (MS); Supply Chain Management (SCM); Review paper