Special Issue on: "Supply Chain Quality and Sustainability"
Dr. Gunjan Soni, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India
Supply chain quality refers to a set of practices that emphasise continuous process improvement among partners (firms) in the supply chain in order to enhance performance and achieve customer satisfaction through prominence in learning. It takes the paradigm of supply chain beyond a focus on simple product quality. It necessitates highlighting several dimensions such as quality of logistics, human resources, information, relationships, safety etc. along the supply chain.
On the other hand, sustainability is a contemporary factor which is directed towards social, economic and environmental issues. It is an interesting union of two complimentary paradigms which entices researchers to participate in development of theories and quantitative models to explore the interactions between them.
This special issue seeks to gather articles representing such ideas that can contribute to the development of this exciting union of the supply chain quality and sustainability fields. The proposed research agenda is aimed at the development of new theories and analyses of the relationship between supply chain quality and sustainability.
We welcome research papers that offer valuable new insights or present new approaches to any of the topics listed below. Work offering a conceptual framework, empirical insights, case studies, use of different methodological approaches and offering an international dimension are particularly encouraged.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Literature review on supply chain quality and sustainability
- Constructs of supply chain quality for specific industry segments
- Developing supply chain quality from a sustainability perspective
- Interrelationship between the constructs of supply chain quality and sustainability
- Drivers and inhibitors
- Use of multicriteria decision models for the given context
- Modelling of supply chain quality from sustainability perspective
- Supply chain stakeholders involvement in ensuring supply chain quality
Notes for Prospective Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).
All papers are refereed through a peer review process.
All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.
Manuscripts due by: 6 January, 2017