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Sustainability in Supply Chain Management

Sustainability in Supply Chain Management

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Sustainable supply chain management involves integrating environmentally and financially viable practices into the complete supply chain lifecycle, from product design and development, to material selection, manufacturing, packaging, transportation, warehousing, distribution, consumption, return and disposal. Environmentally sustainable supply chain management and practices can assist organizations in not only reducing their total carbon footprint, but also in optimizing their end-toend operations to achieve greater cost savings and profitability. This book emphases on the need to develop sustainable supply chains - economically, environmentally and socially. An ideal resource for graduate-level and executive courses in sustainability, operations management, and supply chain/logistics.

Sustainability is becoming a very important issues within business and organisation as the impact on the environment is important not only to consumers but the organisation. But sustainability is not only references the impact on the environment, but also the impact it may have on overall business profits and operation. However, to have an understanding of sustainability in supply chain management there needs to be an understanding of the application, what a supply chain and what simulations cause a supply chain. In an addition to this, an understanding is needed to determined what supply chain quality management is and it works within an organisation. But there is a need to be looking at the theory and evolution of supply chain management as it may relate to different organisations and have different effects on the sustainability. In addition to this, how supply chain management works in product development and looking at a retrospective view. There have been many issues that have arisen with sustainability and supply chains are also included. Looking at what sustainability issues are currently arising from supply chains and what enhancements have had an effective influence on sustainability. But also taking a look at the governance on supply chain and what role is has on supply chains and the influence of risk management. While looking at how these have affected the sustainability of supply chains. Also, looking at the collaboration and exceptions of management within different supply chains. Also, determining what challenges might supply chain management have and how management looks at these challenges. Also, how these challenges could retain a sustainable resilient with these challenges and risks within the supply chain. And how the maturity of the supply chain can be managed to determine if it can remain sustainable and effective. Then developing supply chain management from evaluations attributes on the supply chain management and the vertical collaboration within different supply chains. Sustainability in the supply chain management can be influence by a number of different industries and how an organisation operates. Looking at these differences in the industries and organisations can take different aspects and implement them into their industry and organisation. Along with this, what managerial practice promote sustainable with supply chain management with regards new product development. While, looking at how the quantifying the supply chain can provide some resilience. While looking at the different attributes above the environmental effects of supply chains are needed to be considered also. Not only with the environment but also what corporate social responsibility (CSR) does to the supply chains and looking at what affect they might have on CSR. Not only looking at the CST, but if the global standards for supply chain management could have an effect and how these standards have an affect on the sustainability within the supply chain. While looking at what consumer?s awareness is and how supply chain coordination can work together to help with pollution reduction.

Jacinta Austin

Jacinta Austin

Jacinta obtained her International Business degree from Griffith University 2012 and a Postgraduate Certificate in Business from University of Southern Queensland in 2014. Her interested is in business and marketing. Jacinta is currently studying a Master of Business (Marketing) from Queensland University of Technology.