Special Issue "Sustainable Supply Chain: Operations Management and Technical Research"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 19 November 2021.
Interests: food information technologies; collaborative networks in agrifood; supply chain management; innovation management
Interests: food information technologies; collaborative networks in agrifood; IoT technologies; supply chain management; innovation management
The concept of sustainable supply chain is gaining more and more importance. Over recent years, companies involved in traditional supply chains have been facing several challenges such as globalization, resource scarcity, energy crisis, regulatory pressure, pollution, and environmental issues. In order to face these economic, societal, and environmental challenges, many companies have started implementing sustainable-oriented practices, both on their operations and in their extended supply chains. From a marketing-oriented perspective, the adoption of sustainability strategies is a well-known approach to reinforce company reputation, especially toward consumers interested in social, ethical, and health-related issues.
Recent advances in ICTs, such as Blockchain, Digital Twins, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and the Internet of Things are paving the way to unprecedented changes, disrupting the existing operating model and favoring the transition toward new paradigms of a sustainable and resilient supply chain.
This transition is particularly relevant in the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic that is changing the priorities of supply chains in many sectors.
This Special Issue aims to address questions related to sustainable supply chains, emerging in many sectors like food, energy, etc. This is a fertile area for research calling for updated perspectives, theory, conceptual frameworks, managerial tools, strategies, and operational practices. Potential topics for the Special Issue include but are not limited to the following:
- Strategic collaboration and sustainable supply chain management;
- Post-COVID-19 resilient supply chains;
- Corporate social responsibility in supply chain management;
- Mathematical models for sustainable supply chain management;
- Advances in sustainable supply chain logistics;
- Digitalization in sustainable supply chain management and logistics;
- Supply chain operations for a circular economy;
- Business models for sustainable supply chains;
- Drivers and obstacles for creating sustainable supply chain management and operations;
- Sustainable supply chain design, optimization and data-driven modeling;
- Successes and failures in studies and practice related to sustainable supply chains.
Prof. Antonio P. Volpentesta
Dr. Alberto Michele Felicetti
Manuscript Submission Information
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- supply chain management
- circular economy
- supply chain digitalization
- operation management