Title: Dynamic design of sustainable supply chain networks - a fuzzy-based approach

Authors: Nina Vojdani; Mathias Knop

Addresses: Chair of Production Organisation and Logistics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Maritime Technology, University of Rostock, Richard-Wagner-Str. 31, 18119 Rostock, Germany ' Chair of Production Organisation and Logistics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Maritime Technology, University of Rostock, Richard-Wagner-Str. 31, 18119 Rostock, Germany

Abstract: Supply chain networks change continuously due to varying objectives, requirements as well as restrictions. The ability of supply chain networks to adapt to changing requirements, especially in fast moving industries, is decisive. As sustainability issues in supply chain management are increasingly concerned among companies, adequate approaches for redesign and replanning considering sustainability become essential. This paper proposes a fuzzy-based approach to support the dynamic design and planning of sustainable supply chain networks from a stakeholder's perspective. An approach is introduced to define and select sustainability measures. In addition, a continuous monitoring of stakeholder requirements, supply chain performance and market trends accounts for the necessity of redesign and replanning. The approach will qualify companies to select sustainability measures to handle rising complexity within sustainable supply chain decision-making context. The findings contribute to the literature on stakeholder management within sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) research.

Keywords: supply chain design; sustainable supply chain management; SSCM; stakeholder management; stakeholder requirement; sustainability measure; replanning; redesign; fuzzy logic.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMASSC.2019.10025274

International Journal of Mass Customisation, 2019 Vol.5 No.2, pp.93 - 110

Accepted: 26 Nov 2014
Published online: 13 Nov 2019 *

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