Logistics and supply chain researchers have predominantly addressed the three dimen-sions of sustainability in a standalone fashion. Companies and their supply chains tend to follow a similar pattern, as environmental and social initiatives are often disconnected from the overall strategy. While many sustainability frameworks have been proposed few of them are directly applicable in the context of supply chains. Supply chains need to ad-dress the sustainability dimensions in a strategic way in order to ensure that environ-mental and social initiatives are also sustainable from an economic perspective. Our re-search addresses two main problems that arise when trying to integrate sustainability in supply chains. The first problem is the identification of aspects that have to be considered for a sustainability strategy, whereas the second problem recognises the need to adjust one’s strategy depending on supply chain maturity. The developed framework and road-map leverage and integrate the strengths and features from established frameworks and may be used in a prescriptive manner to design and implement a sustainability strategy within supply chains.
|Keywords:||Supply Chain Management, Strategy, Transportation, Social, Environmental, Economic, Sustainability, Framework, Roadmap, Maturity|
PhD Candidate, Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, The University of Auckland, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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