A Strategy Framework and Roadmap for Sustainable Supply Chain Management

By Hendrik Reefke and David Sundaram.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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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

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp.93-110. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.943MB).

Hendrik Reefke

PhD Candidate, Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, The University of Auckland, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Hendrik Reefke is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the University of Auckland. He holds a Master of Commerce (1st class honours) and a BCom(Hons) in Operations and Supply Chain Management from the University of Auckland. His research interests include operations and supply chain management, transportation modeling and sustainability.

Dr. David Sundaram

The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

David Sundaram is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the University of Auckland. He has varied academic (B.E. in Electronics & Communications, PG Dip in Industrial Engineering, and Ph.D. in Management Science & Information Systems) as well as work (systems analysis, design, consulting, teaching, and research) background. His primary research interests include the 1) Design and Implementation of flexible and evolvable Information and Decision Systems; 2) Process, Information, and Decision Modelling; 3) Triple Bottom Line Modelling and Reporting; 4) Enterprise Service Oriented Architectures.


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