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Special Issue "Sustainable Supply Chain System Design and Optimization"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Nidhal Rezg

Laboratory of Industrial Engineering, Production and Maintenance (LGIPM), France
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Interests: manufacturing/remanufacturing; maintenance/production; simulation; discrete event system theory
Guest Editor
Dr. Sadok Turki

Laboratory of Industrial Engineering, Production and Maintenance (LGIPM), France
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Interests: sustainable supply chain systems; optimization methods and operations research; production and maintenance planning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the increasing environmental preoccupation, potential economic benefits and legislation pressure, supply chain management has changed to focus on environmental impacts of production and Earth resource preservation. Consequently, today, many managers are working hard on improving the sustainability in their supply chain systems. Within the past decade, sustainable supply chain systems have drawn the attention of academia and manufacturers due to their great performance in raising profits and improving ecology. The research works consider costs, tax laws, material availability and resources. Thus, more attention is needed to optimize the sustainable supply chain systems, from the system design, raw material/end-of-life product management, production planning, transport and delivering, customer service, maintenance of the equipment, inventory management, coordination between the operations, etc.

From this point of view, authors are invited to submit high-quality research papers pertaining to design, analyzing, controlling, and optimizing the sustainable supply chain systems. Research related to the keyword below is welcomed.

Prof. Nidhal Rezg
Dr. Sadok Turki
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Optimization of sustainable supply chain systems
  • Sustainable logistics systems design
  • Sustainability in manufacturing/remanufacturing systems
  • Reverse logistics and closed loop supply chain
  • Production planning in a green supply chain
  • Green maintenance
  • Sustainable transport and delivering
  • Risk management for sustainable supply chain
  • Carbon footprint and carbon trading

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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