Research agenda for supply chain management 4.0
International Journal of Agile Systems and Management
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd
School of Business and Law / School of Science
The purpose of this paper is to conduct a systematic review of the supply chain management 4.0 literature in the principal logistics and supply chain management journals, across an eight-year time frame. The selected journal papers are categorised on the basis of an analytical framework that contains keywords related to supply chain management and Industry 4.0. The systematic literature review indicates that supply chain issues from an industry 4.0 perspective are under-researched. Many technical issues are unexplained, and broader methodological factors as well as how the process can be managed in organisations are major gaps in the literature. Based on the literature review we argue that supply chain researchers need to understand the major developments taking place linked to Industry 4.0 and engage in research that fills the gaps.