Sustainable Supply Chain Management: State of the Art
Sarker Rafij Ahmed Ratan PhD student (1st level) University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Visiting research fellow , CERRAL, IUT Lumiere Lyon 2, France. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Supervisor : Dr. Mijanur Rahman Treasurer , University of Dhaka Professor, Department of Marketing, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Dr. Aicha Sekhari ,
Associate Professor IUT, University Lumiere Lyon 2, France.
Dr. Syed Akter Hossain, Professor
Post Doc. Fellow , CERRAL, IUT, University Lumiere Lyon 2, France.
Dr. Abdel Aziz Borus,
Professor IUT, University Lumiere Lyon 2, France.
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In this research, an integrated multi-objective supply chain (SC) model is Developed for use in simultaneous strategic and operational SC planning. This paper describes the challenges and Opportunities facing the supply chain of the future and describe the various effects these issues have on supply chain design, management, and integration, ultimate goal to establish SSCM. Sabri, Ehap H. and Benita M. Beamon (2000).
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This paper is set out to examine how concern for Simon Croom, et al. (2009): environmental impact is being incorporating into European Operation the strategic and operational management of SC Management Association (EurOMA) Conference.
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Supply chains manage the movement of products from the acquisition of raw materials through production and finally distribution to the end user. A properly designed supply chain can create many opportunities to drive down cost and increase revenue opportunities. In order to create a supply chain that is sustainable and flexible it is necessary to identify and align company goals and initiatives with the manufacturing and distribution of products.
Governments, environmental agencies, and corporations alike have utilized the term “sustainability” in order to convey their respective agendas for general sustainability in environmental, social, and economic realms. In spite of their initiatives, there has yet to be a generally agreed upon, uniform definition for “sustainability.” This lack of semantic clarity has promoted skepticism among some parties, skepticism primarily focused in the legitimacy of sustainability agendas, as well as the idea of sustainability in itself (Context & Development, 1992). This essay seeks to inspect the concepts of sustainability generated by two
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However, for the purpose of this essay, sustainability will be defined as “the concept of sustainability explores the relationship among economic development, environmental quality, and social equity.” Furthermore, this concept of sustainability has been evolving since 1972, where it was introduced at the UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm. (Smith 2011).
Transforming a supply chain into a sustainable network is not an easy thing to do. Amongst the existing obstacles that Johnson (2004) gives us is the considerable size of this network: all along the differents ranks of suppliers that constitute the upstream of the chain, it is very hard to track the original source of the material and to broadcast best practices all accross that path. Furthermore, the lack of legal framework for labor conditions and environment preservation in developing countries makes it the more difficult to enforce
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“Resilient People, Resilient planet” is a report that was released by the United Nations Panel on Global sustainability in January 2012, which encourages sustainable actions. Moreover, this report advises people to use their human rights to pursue sustainability and encourages governments to take the proper initiatives to resolve current day issues. Currently, social issues such as, poverty, deforestation, global hunger, and climate changes are all leading factors of our failing environment. This report along with other sources portray sustainability as a social solution involving human rights and social justice by encouraging people and their governments to pursue a political and social lifestyle influenced by sustainable choices.
“The challenge of sustainability-that is, of integrating human well-being and natural integrity-is such that we can't go on as before. Business as usual or, more to the point fashion as usual, is not an option” (Fletcher.K., 2008).
The discussion of supply chains going green has become a bone of contention among major stakeholders in the industry. The discussion started after the Carbon disclosure project released a report indicating that supply chains contributed greatly to the emission of carbon in the atmosphere. Due to the report, pressure has been mounting on the administration of supply chains to implement strategies on their carbon management. Analysts have however stated that there are various pros and cons of the supply chains going green, which have to be considered in the implementation of carbon management strategies. This paper analyzes the pros and cons of supply chains going green.
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Supply chain has gained importance in the current world of business. With the advent of globalization and competitive advantage being key aspects of organizational existence, it is essential to look into sustainability of the same. This research paper focuses on the need for this sustainability and how supply chains can make a difference to the sustainability of the planet. It will also explore supply chain practices that could be a source of competitive advantage.