Special Issue "Sustainability in Supply Chain Operations and Collaboration in the Big Data Era"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2017
Supply chain operations involve various business functions and processes in manufacturing, transportation, and retailing, in which the collaboration among supply chain members is a key issue to improve operational performances. In today’s Big Data era, supply chain operations in most manufacturing and service enterprises become more data-driven, complex, and global. With ever-increasing competitive pressures, more and more enterprises are aware of the substantial economic, environmental, and social benefits by improving the sustainability in supply chain operations and collaboration. This Special Issue focuses on cutting-edge research that can effectively handle the balances and synergies associated with the integration of economics, environment, and social perspectives into traditional business and decision-making processes in supply chain operations in the Big Data era.
Researchers and practitioners all over the world, from both academia and industry, working in the areas of analytical models, empirical studies, and solution approaches that address significant issues for sustainability in various supply chain operations and their collaboration, are invited to discuss state-of-the-art solutions, novel issues, recent developments, applications, methodologies and techniques. Review papers are also welcomed if they provide new insights to the practice of sustainability in supply chain operations.
Dr. Zhaoxia Guo
Dr. Guido Perboli
Prof. Dr. Wai-keung Wong
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Sustainability in data-driven operations and decision-making
- Information technology and information systems for sustainable operations
- Performance measurement systems and assessment for sustainable operations
- Multi-criteria decision methods for sustainability assessment
- Sustainability in supply chain collaboration
- Sustainability in manufacturing operations
- Sustainability in logistics operations
- Sustainability in retail operations
- Reverse logistics and closed-loop supply chain