Special Issue "Information Sharing on Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chains"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: supply chain
Interests: closed-loop supply chains; business transformation
2. Industrial Management & Business Administration Department, University of Seville, E41092 Seville, Spain
Interests: supply chains; bullwhip effect; inventory management
Interests: decision system and models in industry and services
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Globalization and the growth of outsourcing have prompted supply chain (SC) networks to become more complex and unpredictable, since SC partners have higher autonomy, and they often belong to different SCs concurrently. In this context, information sharing plays a key role for improving SC coordination, which would be the catalyst for accommodating the added complexity of current SC networks and improving SC performance.
The aforementioned situation has coexisted with the start of a shift in the world economy, moving from the traditional "extract-make-use-dispose" linear model to a circular model. In turn, this has caused the development of new, closed-loop structures of SCs. The processes of collecting and restoring used products generate an extra layer of uncertainty, increasing the vulnerability of SCs to disruptions, making the concept of resilience a key feature of closed-loop SCs.
The potential benefits of information sharing in this new paradigm of SCs have been scarcely explored by the research community yet. In this Special Issue, we aim to bring together original and high-quality papers fitting the Special Issue’s theme that is neither published nor currently under review by any other journal. Papers must demonstrate substantial new contributions, and authors need to explicitly indicate scientific advances as compared to prior research studies. Both technical and survey/review papers are welcomed. Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a peer-review procedure.
Dr. Roberto Dominguez
Dr. Borja Ponte
Dr. Salvatore Cannella
Dr. Jose M. Framinan
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- supply-chain resilience
- information sharing
- partial/erroneous information sharing
- simulation in complex supply-chains
- risk management in supply chains
- reverse logistics