Sustainability in Logistics and Supply Chains
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2022) | Viewed by 36994
Interests: sustainability in logistics and in supply chains; warehousing and warehouse energy efficiency; ICT supporting logistics and freight transport; logistics 4.0; multichannel logistics
Interests: supply chain sustainability; supply chain risk management; ecoresilience; industry 4.0 and logistics 4.0; citation network analysis
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Over the past 40 years, the world has experienced a steady increase in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, considered the main factor responsible for climate change. The improvement of the level of companies’ supply chain sustainability is deemed to be a fundamental strategic action toward the achievement of the goals of sustainable development. In fact, logistics and supply chain activities are responsible for at least one third of energy consumption and one third of GHG emissions. To mitigate these impacts, it is important to take a systemic approach to a transformational change of our supply chains, from production to distribution, to make them more sustainable. The impact of logistics and supply chains on sustainability should not be tackled just from an economic and environmental perspective, but also from a social perspective, which includes issues related to work conditions, employability, and equality.
New managerial paradigms can be the enabling factors of this transition, to develop appropriate mindset, skills and competences, and managerial practices within organizations. As such, sustainability has started to become more and more of concern among both academics and practitioners also in the field of logistics and supply chain management. Although studies have progressively increased, this arena still offers multiple interesting research directions that deserve adequate consideration. Specifically, it is essential that research produces investigations able to shed light on how sustainability is approached by businesses and how organizations can build more sustainable supply chains.
The aim of this Special Issue is to provide valuable insights into Sustainability in Logistics and Supply Chains, with a specific interest in methods, empirical evidence and applications, simulations, as well as conceptual frameworks. Papers are particularly invited in the following areas:
- Sustainable supply chain practices;
- Green initiatives in logistics operations;
- Green warehousing and warehouse energy efficiency;
- Sustainability in transport and last mile delivery;
- Sustainability implications of Logistics 4.0, automation and digitalization;
- Impact of e-commerce and omnichannel logistics on sustainability;
- Social sustainability in logistics and supply chains;
- Assessment methods, modeling, and simulation for sustainability in logistics and supply chains;
- Performance measurement for sustainability in logistics and the supply chain.
Dr. Sara Perotti
Dr. Claudia Colicchia
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- supply chain
- material handling
- logistics 4.0
- e-commerce logistics
- last-mile delivery
- energy efficiency
- environmental sustainability
- economic sustainability
- social sustainability