Best Paper Award for Professor Kaufmann

Professor Craig R. Carter, Arizona State University, Professor Dr. Lutz Kaufmann, and Dr. Claudia M. Wagner, both WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, received the Journal of Business Logistics 2018 Best Paper Award for their paper "Reconceptualizing Intuition in Supply Chain Management."

Professor Dr. Lutz Kaufmann, Chair of International Business and Supply Management I at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) presents the Bernard J. La Londe Best Paper Award to the most valuable paper published in the Journal of Business Logistics (JBL) during CSCMP's Annual Conference. The Best Paper Award 2018 was presented during the 2018 CSCMP conference in Nashville, TN. 

Intuition might be able to complement rationality as an effective decision-making approach. But what exactly constitutes intuition in a supply chain context? This study uses an extensive mixed-method approach (qualitative content analysis plus quantitative testing) to conceptualize intuition as a multidimensional construct consisting of experience-based, emotional, and automatic-processing dimensions. This can be considered a foundational contribution to SCM decision making research. Future investigations can be more comprehensive and better mirror business reality – a critical step because real-life decision processes almost always use both modes, rational and intuitive ones.

For 55 years, CSCMP is the leading professional association for supply chain management professionals. The Journal of Business Logistics (JBL) is one of the leading journals for empirical supply chain research and as such listed in The SCM Journal List