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Sustainable Supply Chain Management under the Effect of Renewable Energy

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 8268

Special Issue Editors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is quite well known within the industry that supply chain management plays the key role in managing huge numbers of inventories. The sustainability of supply chain management implies the strong holding of the three pillars, which are economic, environmental, and the social benefit of the whole management. Due to the pandemic situation, it is very much essential to re-establish sustainability so as to maintain supply chain profit in a fruitful manner. To maintain supply chain profit, the major effect can be achieved through the process of remanufacturing, the use of reusable products, renewable energy, recycling and refurbishment, and finally waste management. To create more jobs for the sake of social issues, the industry can lead in terms of its corporate responsibility to create more jobs under more beneficial conditions. Carbon emissions can be controlled through a flexible production system instead of a traditional production system. During the controlling of the flexible production system, huge machines and skilled laborers are needed. In this way, the supply chain can be made sustainable. However, the big impact is coming from the renewable energy. Non-renewable energy is not infinite, limiting its utilization. Thus, the necessity of renewable energy is very much relevant to maintaining sustainable supply chain management. The aim of this Special Issue is to obtain new innovative research articles based on the application of sustainability in supply chain management in several aspects.

Dr. Mitali Sarkar
Prof. Dr. Biswajit Sarkar
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • sustainability
  • supply chain management
  • renewable energy
  • remanufacturing
  • waste management
  • inventory management

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A Decision Framework for Solar PV Panels Supply Chain in Context of Sustainable Supplier Selection and Order Allocation
by Raja Awais Liaqait, Salman Sagheer Warsi, Taiba Zahid, Usman Ghafoor, Muhammad Shakeel Ahmad and Jeyraj Selvaraj
Sustainability 2021, 13(23), 13216; https://doi.org/10.3390/su132313216 - 29 Nov 2021
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Sustainable supplier selection and order allocation (SSSOA) is paramount to sustainable supply chain management. It is a complex multi-dimensional decision-making process augmented with the triple bottom line of sustainability. This research presents a multi-phase decision framework to address a SSSOA problem for the [...] Read more.
Sustainable supplier selection and order allocation (SSSOA) is paramount to sustainable supply chain management. It is a complex multi-dimensional decision-making process augmented with the triple bottom line of sustainability. This research presents a multi-phase decision framework to address a SSSOA problem for the multi-echelon renewable energy equipment (Solar PV Panels) supply chain. The framework comprises of fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision-Making techniques augmented with fuzzy multi-objective mixed-integer non-linear programming mathematical model. The various economic, environmental, and social objectives were optimized for a multi-period, multi-modal transportation network of the supply chain. The results show that among the various sustainable criteria selected in this study, product cost, environmental management system, and health and safety rights of employees are the most important for decision-makers. The results of the mathematical model highlighted the impact of multimodal transportation on overall cost, time, and environmental impact for all periods. An analysis of results revealed that transfer cost and customer clearance cost contribute significantly towards overall cost. Furthermore, defect rate was also observed to play a critical role in supplier selection and order allocation. Full article
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A Sustainable Online-to-Offline (O2O) Retailing Strategy for a Supply Chain Management under Controllable Lead Time and Variable Demand
by Biswajit Sarkar, Bikash Koli Dey, Mitali Sarkar and Ali AlArjani
Sustainability 2021, 13(4), 1756; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13041756 - 6 Feb 2021
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Every industry always tries to provide the best service to its consumers. To provide better service to the consumer and optimize profit, a sustainable online-to-offline retailing strategy is proposed in this current study. Both online and offline systems are considered here, i.e., to [...] Read more.
Every industry always tries to provide the best service to its consumers. To provide better service to the consumer and optimize profit, a sustainable online-to-offline retailing strategy is proposed in this current study. Both online and offline systems are considered here, i.e., to provide the best service, the industry sells its products online and offline. Due to the consideration of online and offline systems, the selling price of the products is also different for different modes, and the demand for a particular product is the combined demand of online demand and offline demand, which depend on the selling price of the product. Moreover, the exact lead time and exact backorder are calculated to obtain the system’s exact cost or profit, which directly improves the system’s service. Different investments are incorporated to optimize the total system profit. A distribution-free approach is utilized to solve this model. Numerical examples are provided to prove the applicability of the model in reality. Sensitivity analysis is performed based on critical parameters. Special cases and graphical representations also prove the global optimality of the current study. Full article
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