Special Issue "Sustainable Supply Chain and Lean Manufacturing"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 12834
Interests: sustainable food supply chains; industry 4.0; food manufacturing; digitalisation of supply chains; circular economy; sustainable manufacturing
Interests: operational analysis and simulation; sustainable manufacturing; lean systems
Interests: partner selection; collaborative network organization; managing supplier relations; service supply chain management; modeling and analysis of healthcare service operations; reverse logistics management
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This research topic addresses how supply chain actors will embrace Industry 4.0 (I4.0) and lean-related technologies to reduce waste and improve sustainability to cater to the increasing population. Several industries have implemented fourth industrial revolution technologies as well as lean methods to enhance their performance and efficiency. Industries are attempting to undergo a total transformation by adopting these technologies in order to meet the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Similarly, supply chain actors are experiencing tremendous pressure from consumers to be more transparent with all the activities that affect them. Likewise, they are also utilising I4.0 and lean technologies to add value to their existing systems, products, and services and comply with sustainability's environmental, social, and economic aspects. In this context, this Special Issue will focus on research that implements and adopts I4.0 technologies in the supply chain.
We welcome research papers focused on, but not limited to, the following topics:
- Case studies for implementing I4.0 and lean solutions.
- I4.0 or lean solutions highlighting improvements in resource efficiency and waste reduction.
- Novel I4.0 and lean approaches and methodologies for enhancing sustainability.
- The utilisation of I4.0 and lean technologies for monitoring, capturing, and analysing data and transparent sustainability reporting.
- Applications that reduce material, energy, and water use and improve supply chain actors’ actions regarding auditing, eliminating slavery, ethical trades, and compliances.
Dr. Sandeep Jagtap
Dr. Mohamed Afy-Shararah
Dr. Rakesh Raut
Dr. Sumit Gupta
Manuscript Submission Information
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- supply chain
- resource efficiency
- Industry 4.0