Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains in an Era of Digital Transformation

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Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains in an Era of Digital Transformation

Research Developments and Future Prospects

9781803920191 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Pietro Evangelista, Director of Research in Logistics and SCM, Institute for Studies on the Mediterranean (ISMed), National Research Council (CNR), Italy, Jukka Hallikas, School of Business and Management, LUT University, Finland and Mohamad Y. Jaber, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Mechatronics Engineering, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada
Publication Date: May 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80392 019 1 Extent: 286 pp
Currently, available technologies can help make a supply chain resilient in volatile times whilst also keeping it responsible. Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains in an Era of Digital Transformation focuses on the linkages between digital technologies and environmental sustainability research and outlines synergies for more resilient, efficient and transparent supply chain management practices.

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Currently, available technologies can help make a supply chain resilient in volatile times whilst also keeping it responsible. Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains in an Era of Digital Transformation focuses on the linkages between digital technologies and environmental sustainability research and outlines synergies for more resilient, efficient and transparent supply chain management practices.

Covering every aspect of the supply chain, from e-commerce to freight transportation and waste management, this book offers a thorough examination of the transition towards a circular economy. It offers research-based solutions, approaches, and insights into how companies can use digital technologies to tackle the challenges and goals of responsible businesses.

This book brings together research and practical perspectives and provides insights into how to use digitalization to implement a sustainable, resilient transition in supply chains. As such, it will be essential for professionals and academics researching supply chain management, corporate social responsibility, international business, and organizational innovation.
Critical Acclaim
‘Very motivating and challenging, immerse yourself in the transformative pages of Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains in an Era of Digital Transformation. A crucial guide for academics, entrepreneurs and decision makers, navigating the intersection of digital technologies, environmental sustainability and supply chains. With notable authors presenting clear ideas, this is essential reading for impactful change.’
– Ernesto Santibanez Gonzalez, London Business School, UK

‘More fundamental and practical questions arise from the accelerated pace of research and applications of AI. By far, AI has demonstrated successes in automating routine tasks that allow humans to focus on strategic roles. I highly endorse this manuscript as it comes timely in addressing pressing themes of AI use in supply chain and sustainability, taking a deep dive into addressing efficiency, resiliency and the more fundamental aspects like data quality and nomenclature.’
– Anthony Shun Fung Chiu, President, International Foundation for Production Research

‘Looking at the pressing challenge of fostering greater sustainability in human activities, this book presents intriguing perspectives on how to exploit the potential sustainable advantages of digital technologies. I strongly suggest the book to researchers as well as to practitioners looking at the need for viable ways to align digital technology with sustainable development objectives. The book underlines the fundamental role of collaboration and information sharing along supply chains, including consumers, looking at past developments and future prospects of digital technology enablers.’
– Simone Zanoni, University of Brescia, Italy

‘The editors are to be commended for bringing together a stellar group of international experts who collectively present a range of fresh insights into the key supply chain issue of our time. This book can be read equally profitably by supply chain professionals, policy makers and students.’
– Edward Sweeney, Heriot-Watt University, UK

‘Due to worldwide impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global supply chains have shifted and transformed from the traditional templates to a digital framework. New research developments are essential for coping with and leveraging the emerging markets around the world. This book on Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains in an Era of Digital Transformation, focusing on research developments and future prospects is exactly what is needed by researchers, practitioners, students, and government policy makers. I strongly endorse this book with the highest level of expressions for all segments of the market. The book represents a conglomeration of all the tools and techniques needed in any modern and responsive supply chain. The editors and contributors of the book present a unique elucidation of supply chains in an era of digital transformation. Every reader will benefit from the contents. Having gone through the entirety of the manuscript, I am convinced that it is the first book of its kind, situated at the nexus of manufacturing, industrial engineering, and supply chain research and management. Hurry on and get a copy for your reference desk.’
– Adedeji B. Badiru, USA Air Force Institute of Technology, US
Contributors
Contributors include: Mats Abrahamsson, Hamid Afshari, Eric Ballot, Maria Björklund, Alexander Bloemer, Katarzyna Cheba, Fredrik Eng-Larsson, Pietro Evangelista, Nathalie Fabbe-Costes, Alessio Franconi, Malahat Ghoreishi, Jan Godsell, Amulya Gurtu, Jukka Hallikas, Marilyn M. Helms, Aref A. Hervani, Maria Huge-Brodin, Roberta Iovino, Fabio Iraldo, Mohamad Y. Jaber, Jestin Johny, Maja Kiba-Janiak, Mahtab Kouhizadeh, Mariam Lafkihi, Lucie Lechaptois, Jakub Marcinkowski, Orsolya-Anna Mate, Stefan Minner, Santosh Nandi, Leise Kelli de Oliveira, Shenle Pan, Mikko Pynnönen, Uni Sallnäs, Erik Sandberg, Joseph Sarkis, Benyamin Shajari, Francesco Testa, Qingyun Zhu
Contents
Contents:

Preface xiii
1 Digitalisation and sustainable supply chain management: past
development and future significance 1
Pietro Evangelista, Jukka Hallikas and Mohamad Y. Jaber
2 Experimental logistics development for environmentally responsible
supply chains 18
Mats Abrahamsson and Erik Sandberg
3 A multi-stakeholder digital ecosystem perspective for sustainability
and resilience of supply chains 35
Marilyn M. Helms, Aref Hervani, Santosh Nandi and Joseph Sarkis
4 Circular economy performance evaluation with blockchain technology 56
Mahtab Kouhizadeh, Qingyun Zhu and Joseph Sarkis
5 Digital supply chain technologies and sustainability 77
Jestin Johny and Amulya Gurtu
6 Green distribution alternatives: actors, roles and responsibilities 101
Uni Sallnäs, Maria Huge-Brodin, Maria Björklund and Fredrik Eng-Larsson
7 The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on sustainable and innovative last-mile deliveries in the e-commerce market: lessons learned from
Brazil and Poland 119
Maja Kiba-Janiak, Katarzyna Cheba, Jakub Marcinkowski, and Leise Kelli de Oliveira
8 Unveiling the supply chain: the interaction of sustainability,
transparency and digital technologies 136
Alexander Bloemer and Stefan Minner
9 Measuring and assessing supply chain environmental performance through digitalization: the need to consider SC traceability, visibility
and transparency 160
Nathalie Fabbe-Costes, Lucie Lechaptois and Benyamin Shajari
10 Digitalization to make environmental information accessible to consumers: the ‘barcode for the environment’ project
Francesco Testa, Roberta Iovino and Fabio Iraldo 184
11 Contribution of digitalization to reducing the environmental footprint of freight transportation: challenges and levers
Eric Ballot, Mariam Lafkihi and Shenle Pan 201
12 Nexus of industry 4.0 and circular economy in solid waste management supply chains: a literature review
Hamid Afshari and Amulya Gurtu 213
13 Supply chain 4.0 and the transition toward a circular economy
Malahat Ghoreishi, Alessio Franconi, Orsolya-Anna Mate, Janet Godsell and Mikko Pynnönen 232
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