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Special Issue "Advances in Sustainable Supply Chains"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2020.
Interests: Sustainable logistics; transportation and SCM; Business analytics in logistics and SCM
Supply chain management is an indispensable part of a business’s sustainability program. Knowing the level of environmental, social, and economic impact and viability of suppliers and customers is becoming increasingly common as all industries move towards a more sustainable future. Indeed, companies are striving to operate in a more sustainable manner. In the meantime, sustainability has been one of the key drivers of technological innovation, and much of the increase in business efficiency over recent years has been achieved with the help of advanced technologies such as IoT/RFID, big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and so on. While the potential of such technologies is enormous, so are the challenges involved in seamlessly integration across organizations in a sustainable manner.
In this context, this Special Issue on "Advances in Sustainable Supply Chains" aims to incorporate recent innovative methodologies and models for leading and moving toward sustainability in logistics and supply chain management. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Sustainable supply chain management with applications
- Robust and resilient supply chain design and operation
- Smart and sustainable manufacturing systems and technologies
- Sustainable production and inventory management
- Sustainable distribution management
- Sustainable logistics networks design
- Green and sustainable logistics and transportation
- Analytical models for sustainable supply chain
- Green and close-loop logistics and supply chain management
- Big data management and IoT for sustainable supply chains
- Sustainable humanitarian logistics and supply chain management
This Special Issue welcomes full research articles, short communications, conceptual papers, literature reviews, and case studies (descriptive papers illustrating a particular practice or a solution to a managerial problem). Papers using analytical methods or mathematical modeling developments are particularly interesting for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Taesu Cheong
Prof. Dr. Sang Hwa Song
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. Processes 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). Please note that for papers submitted after 30 June 2020 an APC of 1500 CHF applies. 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.
- supply chain management
- big data
- smart manufacturing
- green supply chain
- sustainable production
- humanitarian logistics