A review and scientometric analysis of supply chain management (SCM)


  • Haydar Yalcin1 (Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey)
  • Wanying Shi1 (Portland State University, USA)
  • Zafrin Rahman1 (Portland State University, USA)

This paper aims to provide the most up-to-date review of supply chain management (SCM) publications through the use of scientometric analysis by reviewing studies published between the years 1998 to 2017. Global contributions in the field of SCM are well illustrated by identifying top productive journals, scholars, institutions, and countries. To clearly identify prevailing and recent research trends and topics in the field, the papers reviewed were categorized into three stages based on the timeline and increasing rate of publications. In each stage, core research topics and research methods were explored. The results of this study show that out of 13477 research outputs, the highest percentage of 59.38% are research articles, and the lowest percentage of 0.33% are books. The majority of 2389 publications originated from the United States, followed by 2256 from China. We observed a general increase in the number of publication records in SCM over the years. The areas of current research interests and future research needs in the SCM area are also identified.

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