Special Issue "New Trends in Sustainable Supply Chain and Logistics Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023 | Viewed by 6214
Interests: logistics and supply chain optimization; green port and shipping network management
Interests: supply chain and logistics management; operations research and intelligent optimization
For the last two decades, the topic of sustainable supply chain and logistics management has attracted considerable interest from academics and practitioners. The sustainable supply chain is demonstrated as a complex network system that involves diverse entities and pursues three pillars of sustainability (economic, environmental, and social). Sustainable logistics connects the entities of the supply chain and maintains its sustainability.
Noticeably, technological advances and idea innovations play crucial roles in improving supply chain and logistics sustainability. With an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine, electric vehicles emit no exhaust from a tailpipe. This technology can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality during the transportation of goods. The closed-loop supply chain combines the forward supply chain with reverse logistics and recovers value from used products while creating as little waste as possible. This idea reshapes the structure of sustainable supply chains. Recently, this trend has been widening. The development of emerging technologies, industry 4.0, Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence is offering new opportunities to develop more sustainability for supply chain and logistics management.
The aims of this Special Issue are (1) to deliver a deeper understanding of state-of-the-art sustainable practices from different sectors—manufacturing, transportation, health care, etc.; (2) to provide up-to-date management insights for sustainable operations through different decision levels—vehicle routing problem, smart warehouse design, industrial ecology optimization, etc.; and (3) to explore the frontier of sustainable innovations by employing different technologies—renewable energy, shore power, blockchain, etc.
This Special Issue is devoted to publishing the latest significant original articles and reviews related to those purposes mentioned above. Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- New optimization approaches for sustainable supply chain and logistics management;
- New technology innovations for sustainable supply chain and logistics management;
- Data-driven sustainable supply chain and logistics management;
- Green transportation management and optimization;
- Sustainable supply chain finance.
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Huang, L., Zhen, L., & Yin, L. (2020). Waste material recycling and exchanging decisions for industrial symbiosis network optimization. Journal of Cleaner Production, 276, 124073.
Tan, C., & He, J. (2021). Integrated proactive and reactive strategies for sustainable berth allocation and quay crane assignment under uncertainty. Annals of Operations Research, 1–32.
Barbosa-Póvoa, A. P., da Silva, C., & Carvalho, A. (2018). Opportunities and challenges in sustainable supply chain: An operations research perspective. European Journal of Operational Research, 268(2), 399–431.
Prof. Dr. Lu Zhen
Dr. Junliang He
Dr. Lufei Huang
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- Sustainable supply chain
- Sustainable logistics
- Green transportation
- Green port operations
- Sustainable supply chain finance