Title: Framework for adopting sustainability in the supply chain

Authors: Saurabh Tiwari

Addresses: Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, College of Management and Economic Studies, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India

Abstract: Supply chain sustainability is progressively acknowledged as a significant component of corporate concern. It is the management of environmental, social and economic impacts, and the reinforcement of good governance practices, throughout the lifecycles of goods and services. It is viewed as the improved management of supply chain through the combination of social, environmental and economic issues making it a vital criterion in business decision making. The main driver for this changeover have been the rapid growth in industrialisation over the last few decades and in-turn lead to an increase in production and consumption of various goods and has done substantial amount of damage to the society and environment including depletion of natural resources and wastes generation during production. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to review the literature on sustainable supply chain which helps in developing a comprehensive understanding of sustainable supply chain management and provides a framework for sustainable supply chain, which can help organisation to achieve indispensable returns.

Keywords: supply chain management; sustainable SCM; SSCM; framework; literature review; supply chain sustainability; sustainable development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAL.2015.071724

International Journal of Automation and Logistics, 2015 Vol.1 No.3, pp.256 - 272

Received: 24 Jul 2014
Accepted: 26 Dec 2014

Published online: 16 Sep 2015 *

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