Special Issue "Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021).
Interests: quality management; supply chain; logistics; sustainability
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The image of a modern supply chain has become inseparably associated with its care for ecological aspects and sustainable development. It can be assumed that the pursuit of sustainable supply chain management results from the needs of the modern world, and efficiency and care for natural resources contribute not only to improving its image but also to waste reduction, innovation, generating profits, and building a competitive advantage. Now more than ever, SSCM is a prerequisite for developing effective business models aligned with long-term goals. However, it should be emphasized that this paradigm is complex and requires a departure from random and reactive activities. Managers need to focus on comprehensive management including social, economic, and ecological performance. Additionally, the process of implementing sustainable solutions in the supply chain is time-consuming and can generate numerous problems that effectively discourage business managers and entrepreneurs from continuing their efforts to implement environmentally friendly solutions. Yet, as we all know, one entity’s problems are another’s opportunity.
Considering the above, this Special Issue looks for outstanding research and development results, case studies, and review papers in topics that include but are not limited to the following:
- Sustainability in supply chain management;
- Drivers and barriers SSCM;
- UN SDGs;
- Risk management in the SSCM;
- Models of SSCM;
- Management systems and improving SSCM;
- ISO 14001, ISO 9001, and ISO 22000;
- Green supply chain management;
- Environmental management;
- Social responsibility.
Thank you for your contributions.
1. Zimon, D.; Tyan, J.; Sroufe, R. Implementing Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Reactive, Cooperative, and Dynamic Models. Sustainability 2019, 11, 7227.
2. Gosling, J.; Jia, F.; Gong, Y.; Brown, S. The role of supply chain leadership in the learning of sustainable practice: Toward an integrated framework. J. Clean. Prod. 2017, 140, 239–250.
3. Rebs, T.; Brandenburg, M.; Seuring, S. System dynamics modeling for sustainable supply chain management: A literature review and systems thinking approach. J. Clean. Prod. 2019, 208, 1265-1280.
4. Curkovic, S. and Sroufe, R. (2011), "Using ISO 14001 to promote a sustainable supply chain strategy", Business Strategy and the Environment, Vol. 20 No. 2, pp. 71-93.
5. Zimon D, Madzik P. Impact of Implementing ISO 14001 Standard Requirements for Sustainable Supply Chain Management in the Textile Industry. FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe 2019; 27, 6(138): 8-14.
6. Svensson, G. (2007). Aspects of sustainable supply chain management (SSCM): conceptual framework and empirical example. Supply chain management: An international journal, 12(4), 262-266.
7. Pagell, M., & Shevchenko, A. (2014). Why research in sustainable supply chain management should have no future. Journal of supply chain management, 50(1), 44-55.
8. Zimon, D. and Madzík, P. (2019). Standardized management systems and risk management in the supply chain. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management.
Dr. Dominik Zimon
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- Models of SSCM
- UN SDGs
- Drivers and barriers