Understanding Complex Systems

Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Supply Chains

Editors: Qudrat-Ullah, Hassan (Ed.)

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  • Provides comprehensive frameworks, models, and integrative solutions for sustainable supply chains
  • Examines innovative and integrative solutions that have proven successful in today’s complex sustainable supply chains
  • Includes methods, techniques, and perspectives for building better sustainable supply chains through creative use of evidence-based decision making
  • Features “managerial insights” describing new and innovative solutions for delivering sustainable performance across all phases of a supply chain
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This book presents the latest tools, techniques, and solutions that decision makers use to overcome the challenges faced by their sustainable supply chains. Given the ever increasing significance of socio-economic and environmental factors, the management of sustainable supply chains has become a complex and dynamic task. Multiple and conflicting objectives of stakeholders including suppliers, manufacturers, service providers, and retailers add to the complexity of decisions that modern day managers of supply chains face. With the unprecedented technological developments and innovations at hand, sustainability can be maximized for all the activities of a supply chain including: service concept and product design, material sourcing and procurement, manufacturing processes, delivery of the final product, and end-of-life management of the product. Consequently, the sustainable supply chains' problems require a systematic and integrated approach. Modeling and simulation, in general, as well as system dynamics and agent-based modeling, in particular, have the capabilities to deal with the complexity of sustainable supply chain related problems. This book will appeal to professionals and researchers in the field.

About the authors

Hassan Qudrat-Ullah is a member of the Springer Complexity Board.  He is Professor of Decision Sciences at the School of Administrative Studies at York University, Canada. His research interests include dynamic decision making, system dynamics modeling, and energy planning models.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Supply Chains: An Introduction

    Qudrat-Ullah, Hassan

    Pages 3-13

  • Determinants of ITF R&D Technology Commercialization in Logistics and Supply Chain Industries: R&D Technologist Perspective

    Ho, Siu Cheung (et al.)

    Pages 17-53

  • A Meta-Analysis of Sustainable Supplier Selection Approaches

    Tuczek, Felix (et al.)

    Pages 55-79

  • Green Supply Chain Management, Green Innovations, and Green Practices

    Burki, Umar

    Pages 81-109

  • The Road Toward a Circular Economy: The Role of Modular Product Designs in Supply Chains

    Nowak, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 111-133

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-94322-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94321-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Supply Chains
Editors
  • Hassan Qudrat-Ullah
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94322-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94322-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94321-3
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 353
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations, 98 illustrations in colour
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