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Toward a relevant agenda for warehousing research: literature review and practitioners’ input

Davarzani, Hoda LU and Norrman, Andreas LU (2015) In Logistics Reserach 8(1). p.1-18
Abstract
The main purpose of this research is to provide

an agenda for future warehousing research relevant for

both academic development and practitioners’ needs. In

order to suggest a practically relevant future research

agenda, first a comprehensive literature review was performed

to identify research areas covered in the literature.

Then, 15 warehouse managers and senior consultants were

interviewed to add empirical input to the development of

potential future research areas. The literature review

reveals gaps, both methodology- and topic-wise. A considerable

methodological imbalance is observed. Some of

the highlighted managerial concerns have... (More)
The main purpose of this research is to provide

an agenda for future warehousing research relevant for

both academic development and practitioners’ needs. In

order to suggest a practically relevant future research

agenda, first a comprehensive literature review was performed

to identify research areas covered in the literature.

Then, 15 warehouse managers and senior consultants were

interviewed to add empirical input to the development of

potential future research areas. The literature review

reveals gaps, both methodology- and topic-wise. A considerable

methodological imbalance is observed. Some of

the highlighted managerial concerns have been investigated

in the literature extensively, but the managerial

concerns emphasized mostly do not belong to the most

researched categories. While most of the practitioners’

concerns relate to supportive aspects of warehousing

business, a relatively high number of the reviewed studies

highlight operational problems. The suggested future

research agenda highlights the importance of supportive

aspects of the warehousing business, employment of real

data in analysis and empirical research methods. The

insights from practitioners stress the expected trends of

business environment such as more volatile demand, higher desire for customized services and more expansion of

e-commerce. (Less)
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an agenda for future warehousing research relevant for<br/><br>
both academic development and practitioners’ needs. In<br/><br>
order to suggest a practically relevant future research<br/><br>
agenda, first a comprehensive literature review was performed<br/><br>
to identify research areas covered in the literature.<br/><br>
Then, 15 warehouse managers and senior consultants were<br/><br>
interviewed to add empirical input to the development of<br/><br>
potential future research areas. The literature review<br/><br>
reveals gaps, both methodology- and topic-wise. A considerable<br/><br>
methodological imbalance is observed. Some of<br/><br>
the highlighted managerial concerns have been investigated<br/><br>
in the literature extensively, but the managerial<br/><br>
concerns emphasized mostly do not belong to the most<br/><br>
researched categories. While most of the practitioners’<br/><br>
concerns relate to supportive aspects of warehousing<br/><br>
business, a relatively high number of the reviewed studies<br/><br>
highlight operational problems. The suggested future<br/><br>
research agenda highlights the importance of supportive<br/><br>
aspects of the warehousing business, employment of real<br/><br>
data in analysis and empirical research methods. The<br/><br>
insights from practitioners stress the expected trends of<br/><br>
business environment such as more volatile demand, higher desire for customized services and more expansion of<br/><br>
e-commerce.},
  author       = {Davarzani, Hoda and Norrman, Andreas},
  issn         = {1865-0368},
  keyword      = {Literature review,Research agenda,Warehousing,Material handling},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {1--18},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Logistics Reserach},
  title        = {Toward a relevant agenda for warehousing research: literature review and practitioners’ input},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12159-014-0120-1},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2015},
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