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International Journal of Mass Customisation
International Journal of Mass Customisation


Special Issue on: "Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Production"

Guest Editors:
Bai Yang and Cheng Peng, Sichuan International Studies University, China
Yu Xiong and Yu Zhou, Queen’s University Management School, UK

To live with limited resources we need to achieve more with less, which requires us to change the way we design, produce, use and dispose of the products and services we own and con-sume. Hence effective sustainable development must extend beyond an individual company, both up and down the supply chain.

In addition, sustainability requires appropriate balance along the triple bottom line – environ-mental performance, social performance and economic performance. It cannot be realised unless it not only positively affects the natural environment and society, but also results in long-term economic benefits and competitive advantages for firms. However, most of the related literature is single-firm-centric, and often reduces sustainability to environment im-provement.

The goal of this special issue is to publish high quality and relevant research on the interface between sustainable supply chain management and production. We welcome papers that open/broaden our perspective on this important interface, including papers that contribute to exploring the role of governments and the public in sustainability or in balancing the triple bottom line of sustainability.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Sustainable product development in a supply chain
  • Closing the supply chain loop with sustainability considerations
  • Assessing how sustainability considerations influence the production process
  • Evaluating how sustainability considerations impact supply chain partnerships
  • Exploring the role of the public and governments on sustainable production
  • Impact of balance among the triple bottom line of sustainability on production
  • Financial relationships between supply chain partners
  • Joint innovation between supply chain partners

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 was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 30 July, 2011