Special Issue "Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chains"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2021).
Interests: supply chain integration; digitization in logistics and supply chains; sustainability; procurement management
Interests: food supply chain management; retail supply chain management; sustainability in supply chains; IT/E-business and supply chain management
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Global supply chains support international trade including various sectors such as food, pharmacy, FMCG, and automotive, to name a few. Products from these supply chains start with raw materials which are then processed and distributed through a complex global supply chain until they reach the final consumer. Likewise, customer dissatisfaction results when the supply chain is not able to deliver product when, where and in the condition required.
During the past years, there has been growing societal and governmental pressure challenging businesses to focus more on the environmental issues, including the efficient conservation of resources. Subsequently, supply chain professionals are becoming increasingly motivated in operating their supply chains in a sustainable manner. The latter is also enhanced by the contemporary need to be both resilient and sustainable in their supply chains. In order to achieve the dual goals of resilience and sustainment we need to consider the following: rethinking supply chain efficiency, contemplating supply chain integration and partnerships, applying appropriate IT and digitalization tools, embracing supply chain learning and innovation, enhancing distribution strategies and online/omni-channel retailing, developing circular value systems, implementing transparency and visibility in supply chains as well as incorporating complexity, uncertainty, and risk in global supply chains.
The purpose of this special issue is to offer appreciative and critical perspectives on the different ways in which a sustainability and resilience in logistics and supply chains can be achieved.
From this point of view, authors are invited to submit their original work regarding innovative methodologies and models for improving resilient and sustainable supply chains. Research related to the keywords below is welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Jarzebowski
Prof. Dr. Michael Bourlakis
Prof. Dr. George A. Zsidisin
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Sustainability and resilience in logistics and supply chain management
- Efficiency of supply chains
- Supply chain integration and partnerships
- Supply chain digitalization and IT
- Supply chain learning and innovation
- Distribution strategies and online/omni-channel retailing
- Circular value systems, transparency and visibility in supply chains
- Robustness, resilience, flexibility, agility, and responsiveness
- Complexity, uncertainty, and risk in global supply chains