Special Issue "Sustainable Assessment in Supply Chain and Infrastructure Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2020.
Interests: system risk, reliability, and resilience assessment; infrastructure management; critical infrastructure; sustainable system analytics
Interests: supply chain risk management; sustainability; applied operations research; modelling and optimisation; supply chain analytics
Interests: operations management; supply chain management; operations research; sustainable supply chain
Assessing sustainability in supply chain and infrastructure management is an important task for any organisation in the competitive business environment or public domain. Organisations are presently trying to develop their sustainable strategies through preparedness, response and recovery because of increased competitive, regulatory and community pressure. Sustainability in the context of supply chain implies, that companies identify, assess and manage impacts and risks in all the echelons of the supply chain considering upstream and downstream activities. On the other hand, sustainable infrastructure management can be defined as the ability of infrastructure to meet the requirements of the present without sacrificing the ability of future generations to address their needs. Considering the wider adoption and development of sustainability principles across the globe, there is a real need to develop a meaningful and more focused understanding of sustainability in supply chain management and infrastructure management practices.
This Special Issue aims to encourage studies exploring theoretical, methodological, and practical studies related to the sustainability assessment in supply chain and infrastructure management. This Special Issue focuses on but is not limited to:
- Modelling for sustainable supply chain
- Sustainable strategies in global supply chain
- Risk management in sustainable supply chain
- Reverse logistics and circular economy
- Environmental impact assessment in supply chain
- Ethical and social aspects of supply chain
- Supply chain technology and impact on sustainability
- Modelling for sustainable transportation and logistics
- Sustainability in small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
- Risk assessment and management of critical infrastructures
- Vulnerability and consequence assessment of infrastructures
- Sustainability assessment and resilience analysis of critical infrastructures
- Life cycle cost analysis for the sustainable infrastructure assessment
- Resource allocation for maintenance, repair, and replacement of infrastructure systems
Dr. Golam Kabir
Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Paul
Dr. Syed Mithun Ali
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 semimonthly 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 1800 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.
- sustainable and resilient infrastructure
- reliability and risk management
- critical infrastructure
- sustainable supply chain
- environmental sustainability
- ethical and social sustainability
- risk management in sustainable supply chain
- sustainable transportation and logistics
- sustainability in SMEs