Special Issue "The Application of Disruptive Technologies for More Sustainable, Resilient and Smart Supply Chains"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Industrial Technologies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 February 2022) | Viewed by 836

Special Issue Editors

School of Management, Federal University of Paraná—UFPR, 80210-170 Curitiba, PR, Brazil
Interests: supply chain 4.0; supply chain management; operations management; project management
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Guildhall School of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University, London N7 8DB, UK
Interests: sustainability; circular economy; sustainable operations; Industry 4.0/5.0; artificial intelligence; net zero economy
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Faculty of Business, Emirates College of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Interests: supply chain management; supply chain operations; artificial intelligence

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The current World’s context has challenged supply chains, especially with regard the resilience and sustainability aspects. The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented issues to supply chains in terms of keeping their continuity on delivering products and services. Concurrently, the World is facing many never seen climate issues, which has fostered several discussions on how supply chains can produce and delivery products and services in a more sustainable way. At the same time that pandemic and climate issues have been arisen in the world, the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) brings many opportunities for supply chains by the adoption of disruptive technologies. This includes data, information and knowledge technologies, which are integrated with physical technologies allowing to generate more efficient, integrated, transparent and smarter supply chain’s processes. Moreover, discussions in how supply chains can act for a more sustainable and smart societies (Society 5.0) are also in the arena. Therefore, this special issue aims to answer a key question which is how the application of disruptive technologies can contribute for a more sustainable and resilient supply chains. Following this purpose, below are the potential topics for this special issue but not limited to:

  • Big Data Analytics in Supply Chains
  • Internet of Things in Supply Chains
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Supply Chains
  • Blockchain Technology in Supply Chains
  • Cloud Technologies in Supply Chains
  • Digital Twins in Supply Chains
  • Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles in Supply Chains
  • Cobots and Multi-Agent Systems in Supply Chains
  • Additive Manufacturing in Supply Chains
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality in Supply Chains
  • Interoperability of Technologies in Supply Chains

Papers must cover the application of the afore listed technologies with a clear evidence of impacts on the resilience, sustainability and smart aspects of supply chains.

Authors must strictly follow the guidelines of the Applied Sciences Journal.

Prof. Dr. Guilherme F. Frederico
Dr. Anil Kumar
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Mahjoub Dhiaf
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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