Journal of Transportation Management


Logistics scheduling, specifically that of order and delivery schedules, is an essential part of a firm and the supply chain. The objective of this paper was to identify any gaps in academic and professional literature regarding the logistics scheduling of perishable biopharmaceuticals. A literature review of the logistics scheduling of general products, perishable medical supplies, and flu vaccines was conducted in order to verify any potential gaps in the literature. The approach used to study this issue was based on the grounded theory concept of qualitative research, and by then focusing on an extensive review of scheduling, ordering, and delivery in these industries. A gap in the literature was identified. The identification of this gap in academic and professional literature regarding logistics of perishable biopharmaceuticals provides a contribution to the body of knowledge. Suggested future research is identified. Finally, research propositions are included to begin to address the research gaps.