Sustainable Supply Chains  Strategies  Issues  and Models Book

Sustainable Supply Chains Strategies Issues and Models


  • Author : Usha Ramanathan
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030488765

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Sustainable Supply Chains Strategies Issues and Models Excerpt :

This book discusses supply chain issues and models with examples from actual case studies. Recent advances in sustainability, supply chains and technologies have brought promising potential for the management of sustainable global and local supply chains. While most of the current literature seem to consider developments in the field of sustainable supply chains and in the field of Industry 4.0 as two distinct entities, this book attempts to explore the synergy in bringing these two distinct fields together. The book features chapters on management of sustainability and industry 4.0 on supply chains as a whole, with several case studies on issues related to the application of sustainable supply chains in specific application sectors. They employ mathematical modeling and statistical analyses, as well as descriptive qualitative studies. They cover a range of application areas including multiple sectors (restaurant, manufacturing, logistics, furniture, food and insurance), domains (supply chains, logistics, marketing, and reverse logistics) and multiple country contexts (UK and India). The potential links between sustainability and the recent technological innovations from Industry 4.0 have been explored in detail. The book offers a valuable tool for managerial decision-making on the current practice and future potential on the use of Industry 4.0 tools for sustainable supply chains to facilitate competitive advantage with case studies in various industry sectors. In addition, some intriguing mathematical models will appeal to students and researchers interested in modeling the logistics process and the application of evolutionary game theory for integrating the social and economic aspects of sustainable supply chains. Some of these supply chain issues have been addressed in a previous book by the Editors.

Sustainable Supply Chain Management Book

Sustainable Supply Chain Management


  • Author : Balkan Cetinkaya
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-01-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642120237

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Sustainable Supply Chain Management Excerpt :

This book focuses on the need to develop sustainable supply chains - economically, environmentally and socially. This book is not about a wish list of impractical choices, but the reality of decisions faced by all those involved in supply chain management today. Our definition of sustainable supply chains is not restricted to so-called "green" supply chains, but recognises that in order to be truly sustainable, supply chains must operate within a realistic financial structure, as well as contribute value to our society. Supply chains are not sustainable unless they are realistically funded and valued. Thus, a real definition of sustainable supply chain management must take account of all relevant economic, social and environmental issues. This book contains examples from a wide range of real-life case studies, and synthesizes the learnings from these many different situations to provide the fundamental building blocks at the centre of successful logistics and supply chain management.

Global Perspectives on Green Business Administration and Sustainable Supply Chain Management Book

Global Perspectives on Green Business Administration and Sustainable Supply Chain Management


  • Author : Khan, Syed Abdul Rehman
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2019-12-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799821755

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Global Perspectives on Green Business Administration and Sustainable Supply Chain Management Excerpt :

Heavy industrialization in the past few decades has caused several global environmental issues including poor air quality, climate change, and outdoor air pollution-related diseases. As such, consumer pressure coupled with strict governmental policies have influenced firms to adopt and implement green practices in their supply chain and business operations in order to improve socio-environmental sustainability. Global Perspectives on Green Business Administration and Sustainable Supply Chain Management is an essential reference book that discusses innovative green practices including recycling, remanufacturing, reduction in waste and adoption of renewable energy in manufacturing. It also examines environmentally friendly policies that have been adopted by many European and Western countries. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as energy analysis, environmental protections, and logistics development, this book is ideally designed for managers, operations managers, executives, manufacturers, environmentalists, researchers, industry practitioners, academicians, and students.

Sustainable Supply Chain Management Book

Sustainable Supply Chain Management


  • Author : Joëlle Morana
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-05-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118604137

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Sustainable Supply Chain Management Excerpt :

It is commonly recognized that logistics has become a majorstrategic issue for all companies, whether they are part of theprimary, secondary or tertiary sector. Faced with the externalpressures of globalization and competition, logistics optimizesprocesses and reduces production and delivery cycles. The use of Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SuSCM) is nowincreasingly at the center of thought, due to the numerous factorsfavoring its implementation: requests from various stakeholders,governmental pressures (decrees, laws, regulations, etc.),environmental pressures (pollution, disappearance of fuel fossils,etc.) and societal pressures (reputation/image, protection, etc.).However, there are still obstacles to the implementation of SuSCM,including significant costs, the complexity of coordination and thelack of communication within the whole supply chain. Nevertheless,it should nowadays be included by any organization in its decisionstowards a strategic approach towards sustainability. This book presents each economic, environmental and societal aspectof SuSCM. By considering each of these dimensions separately, theprimary objective is to facilitate the implementation of theelements that make it up. Readers are also provided with several“strategic interpretive lenses” to be able to performaudits and diagnostics of each component. Contents: 1. The Economic Aspect of Sustainable Supply ChainManagement. 2. The Environmental Aspect of Sustainable Supply ChainManagement. 3. The Social/Societal Aspect of Sustainable Supply ChainManagement. 4. Sustainable Supply Chain Management Balanced Scorecard. About the Authors Joëlle Morana is Lecturer in management science, attachedto the Laboratoire d’Economie des Transports (TransportEconomy Laboratory) at University Lumière Lyon II in France.Her fields of research concern economic, environmental and societallogistics.

Green Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Business Practice Book

Green Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Business Practice


  • Author : Khan, Mehmood
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2016-07-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522506362

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Green Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Business Practice Excerpt :

The issue of sustainability has become a vital discussion in many industries within the public and private sectors. In the business realm, incorporating such practices allows organizations to re-design their operations more effectively. Green Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Business Practice examines the challenges and benefits of implementing sustainability into the core functions of contemporary enterprises, focusing on how green approaches improve operations in an ecological way. Highlighting key concepts, emerging innovations, and future directions, this book is a pivotal reference source for professionals, managers, educators, and upper-level students.

Supply Chain Strategies  Issues and Models Book

Supply Chain Strategies Issues and Models


  • Author : Usha Ramanathan
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-09-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447153528

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Supply Chain Strategies Issues and Models Excerpt :

In the 21st century, supply chain operations and relationships among supply chain partners have become highly challenging, necessitating new approaches, e.g., the development of new models. Supply Chain Strategies, Issues and Models discusses supply chain issues and models with examples from actual industrial cases. Expert authors with a wide spectrum of knowledge working in various areas of supply chain management from various geographical locations offer refreshing, novel and insightful ideas and address possible solutions using established theories and models. Supply Chain Strategies, Issues and Models features studies that have used mathematical modeling, statistical analyses and also descriptive qualitative studies. The chapters cover many relevant themes related to supply chains and logistics including supply chain complexity, information sharing, quality (six sigma), electronic Kanbans, inventory models, scheduling, purchasing and contracts. To facilitate easy reading, the chapters that deal with supply chain related issues are first, followed by studies on inventory, scheduling, purchasing and logistics. This book can be used as a useful resource of supply chain management by academics, students and practitioners. This book can serve as a helping tool in managerial decision making for investments in collaboration and information exchange to improve forecasts, scheduling and inventory management, and for supply chain managers to leverage product and process complexities into competitive advantage. Some interesting mathematical models can appeal to students and researchers interested in modeling the impact of information sharing in supply chains.

Sustainable Supply Chains Book

Sustainable Supply Chains


  • Author : Yann Bouchery
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 517
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319297910

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Sustainable Supply Chains Excerpt :

This book is primarily intended to serve as a research-based textbook on sustainable supply chains for graduate programs in Business, Management, Industrial Engineering, and Industrial Ecology, but it should also be of interest for researchers in the broader sustainable supply chain space, whether from the operations management and industrial engineering side or more from the industrial ecology and life-cycle assessment side. Finding efficient solutions towards a more sustainable supply chain is increasingly important for managers, but clearly this raise difficult questions, often without clear answers. This book aims to provide insights into these kinds of questions for students and practitioners, based on the latest academic research.

Sustainability in Supply Chain Management  Collection  Book

Sustainability in Supply Chain Management Collection


  • Author : Peter A. Soyka
  • Publisher : FT Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 1104
  • ISBN 10 : 9780133480689

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Sustainability in Supply Chain Management Collection Excerpt :

A brand new collection of cutting-edge sustainable supply chain solutions… 3 authoritative books, now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! 3 authoritative eBooks deliver state-of-the-art guidance for leveraging supply chain sustainability to maximize business value Organizations that prioritize sustainability are well positioned to increase profitability, reduce risk, and attract better customers, talent, and investors. This unique 3 eBook package brings together all the techniques, best practices, and case studies you need to make sustainability work throughout your supply chain. In The Lean Sustainable Supply Chain, Robert Palevich illuminates the business benefits of combining "lean" and "green," offering start-to-finish guidance for redesigning company infrastructure and technologies to achieve these benefits. Through a comprehensive case study, he shows how to manage change, innovation, talent, execution, inventory, warehousing, and transportation; integrate supply chain sustainability into business scorecards; make more effective use of 3PLs, information systems, and much more. He systematically addresses key technical issues ranging from forecasting methodologies and supplier integration to carbon tracking and quantifying lean savings. Next, in Creating a Sustainable Organization, Peter Soyka shows how to choose the right sustainability strategies, and then manage and measure them well. Soyka's actionable guide bridges the disparate worlds of the EHS/sustainability professional and the investor/analyst. Discover what the evidence says about linkages between sustainability and value… how to manage key stakeholder relationships influencing corporate response to EHS and social equity issues… how to effectively manage sustainability throughout the business… how to evaluate sustainability posture and performance from the standpoint of external investors and internal management… how to maximize the influence of organizational actors focused on sust

Applications of Contemporary Management Approaches in Supply Chains Book

Applications of Contemporary Management Approaches in Supply Chains


  • Author : Hakan Tozan
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2015-04-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535120452

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Applications of Contemporary Management Approaches in Supply Chains Excerpt :

In today's rapidly changing business environment, strong influence of globalization and information technologies drives practitioners and researchers of modern supply chain management, who are interested in applying different contemporary management paradigms and approaches, to supply chain process. This book intends to provide a guide to researchers, graduate students and practitioners by incorporating every aspect of management paradigms into overall supply chain functions such as procurement, warehousing, manufacturing, transportation and disposal. More specifically, this book aims to present recent approaches and ideas including experiences and applications in the field of supply chains, which may give a reference point and useful information for new research and to those allied, affiliated with and peripheral to the field of supply chains and its management.

Handbook of Research on Global Supply Chain Management Book

Handbook of Research on Global Supply Chain Management


  • Author : Christiansen, Bryan
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2015-11-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 690
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466696402

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Handbook of Research on Global Supply Chain Management Excerpt :

Supply Chain Management (SCM) has always been an important aspect of an enterprise’s business model and an effective supply chain network is essential to remaining competitive in a global environment. By properly managing the flow of goods and services, businesses can operate more efficiently while managing most of the workload behind-the-scenes. The Handbook of Research on Global Supply Chain Management is an in-depth reference source that covers emerging issues and relevant applications of information pertaining to supply chain management from an international perspective. Featuring coverage on topics such as the global importance of SCMs to strategies for producing an effective supply chain, this comprehensive publication is an essential resource for academics and business professionals alike interested in uncovering managerial insight and logistics solutions.

Supply Chain and Logistics Management  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications Book

Supply Chain and Logistics Management Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications


  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2019-11-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 2148
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799809463

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Supply Chain and Logistics Management Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Excerpt :

Business practices are constantly evolving in order to meet growing customer demands. Evaluating the role of logistics and supply chain management skills or applications is necessary for the success of any organization or business. As market competition becomes more aggressive, it is crucial to evaluate ways in which a business can maintain a strategic edge over competitors. Supply Chain and Logistics Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a vital reference source that centers on the effective management of risk factors and the implementation of the latest supply management strategies. It also explores the field of digital supply chain optimization and business transformation. Highlighting a range of topics such as inventory management, competitive advantage, and transport management, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for business managers, supply chain managers, business professionals, academicians, researchers, and upper-level students in the field of supply chain management, operations management, logistics, and operations research.

Tools  Methodologies and Techniques Applied to Sustainable Supply Chains Book

Tools Methodologies and Techniques Applied to Sustainable Supply Chains


  • Author : Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2020-02-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039283187

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Tools Methodologies and Techniques Applied to Sustainable Supply Chains Excerpt :

Supply chains are currently globalized and companies operate internationally owing to the fact that raw materials, production processes, and the consumption of the final products are carried out in different countries. This implies high material and information flow, which incurs high costs associated with the supply chain and logistics, sometimes up to 60% of the total cost of the product. Therefore, companies seek to optimize their resources to reduce these costs and improve sustainability in a globalized market. This book, entitled Tools, Methodologies and Techniques Applied to Sustainable Supply Chains, contains 15 chapters that report case studies applied to industrial and service sectors. The authors come from areas such as Mexico, Colombia, Italy, Sweden, Slovakia, China, and Australia. They indicate how managers make use of tools and techniques to solve problems associated with supply chains to reduce their cost and remain competitive. A great effort has been made to analyze this problem, and the methodologies are clearly described here to facilitate the reproducibility of each technique and tool. This was done in the hope that hoping that they may one day be applied in more companies.

Sustainable Supply Chain Management Book

Sustainable Supply Chain Management


  • Author : Hendrik Reefke
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Business logistics
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:815330564

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Sustainable Supply Chain Management Excerpt :

Sustainable business conduct aims for long-term viability of a business model through a balance and integration of economic, social, and environmental considerations. Supply chains (SCs) have evolved from linear one-dimensional linkages towards dynamic networks with all members contributing to the output and the processes involved. The primary aim of a supply chain (SC) is to provide high service levels at the lowest possible cost whereas social and environmental dimensions are secondary or not considered. Many SC concepts, e.g. Just-In-Time, outsourcing, small batch sizes and frequent deliveries, appear to be incompatible with an integrated sustainability approach. Rising consumer awareness and stricter governmental regulations are driving factors that force companies to extend the sustainability concept into their SCs. Academics and practitioners have realised that SCs with their interactions and impacts have to be investigated in order to achieve true sustainability. Thus, sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) refers to a collaborative SC environment which facilitates the requirements to meet the sustainability imperative. SSCM broadens sustainability integration due to a holistic focus on all SC processes compared to a localised view on single companies. Research devoted to SSCM constitutes a pressing requirement as currently available frameworks, models, and roadmaps are generally inadequate for facilitating SC transformations and ongoing sustainability development. Most sustainability methodologies are also not directly applicable to the inherent complexity of SCs. The three dimensions of sustainability have predominantly been addressed in a stand-alone fashion by researchers. Companies and their SCs follow this trend as practical sustainability implementations are often silo-based and lack a systematic approach impeding the realisation of sustainability goals. A disconnect exists between sustainability vision, strategy and SC execution and there is littl

Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Supply Chains in the Post global Economy Book

Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Supply Chains in the Post global Economy


  • Author : Natalia Yakovleva
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030150662

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Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Supply Chains in the Post global Economy Excerpt :

This book presents a collection of studies on current best practices for delivering sustainable development policies within supply chains. It critiques the limitations of existing business theory and practice on sustainable supply chain management, and discusses opportunities for new conceptual models for businesses to engage with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It examines how businesses can work towards implementing Sustainable Development Goals in the contexts of entrepreneurial initiative, industry collaboration and regional development. SDGs renew the sustainable development agenda for global communities and ask businesses and organisations to reset their sustainable development policies. A strategy to embed sustainable development principles into business operations along the supply chain operations, which has been a conceptual and, in many instances, practitioner, business and industry achievement of the past decades, is not enough to shift the economic and social conditions of poor populations around the world. How would the global supply chains of the future look like? What social relations does it envisage? How will businesses and organisations engage with societies, environments and complex institutional contexts in emerging markets and developing countries, which are faced with issues of population growth, needed leaps in infrastructure provision, educational and health improvements, cultural and institutional shifts? The books challenges current approaches to sustainable supply chain practices guided by discussion on SDGs. It reviews implementation issues of existing sustainable development approaches, assesses the advancement of sustainable development strategies and examines the opportunities for global value chains to increase their positive social and environmental inputs in regions, communities and organisations. The book collects both conceptual and empirical studies set in a variety of business and organisational contexts, such as manufactu

Sustainable Food Supply Chains Book

Sustainable Food Supply Chains


  • Author : Riccardo Accorsi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128134122

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Sustainable Food Supply Chains: Planning, Design, and Control through Interdisciplinary Methodologies provides integrated and practicable solutions that aid planners and entrepreneurs in the design and optimization of food production-distribution systems and operations and drives change toward sustainable food ecosystems. With synthesized coverage of the academic literature, this book integrates the quantitative models and tools that address each step of food supply chain operations to provide readers with easy access to support-decision quantitative and practicable methods. Broken into three parts, the book begins with an introduction and problem statement. The second part presents quantitative models and tools as an integrated framework for the food supply chain system and operations design. The book concludes with the presentation of case studies and applications focused on specific food chains. Sustainable Food Supply Chains: Planning, Design, and Control through Interdisciplinary Methodologies will be an indispensable resource for food scientists, practitioners and graduate students studying food systems and other related disciplines. Contains quantitative models and tools that address the interconnected areas of the food supply chain Synthesizes academic literature related to sustainable food supply chains Deals with interdisciplinary fields of research (Industrial Systems Engineering, Food Science, Packaging Science, Decision Science, Logistics and Facility Management, Supply Chain Management, Agriculture and Land-use Planning) that dominate food supply chain systems and operations Includes case studies and applications