Sustainable Supply Chain ManagementeBook - 2013
It is commonly recognized that logistics has become a majorstrategic issue for all companies, whether they are part of theprimary, secondary or tertiary sector. Faced with the externalpressures of globalization and competition, logistics optimizesprocesses and reduces production and delivery cycles.
The use of Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SuSCM) is nowincreasingly at the center of thought, due to the numerous factorsfavoring its implementation: requests from various stakeholders,governmental pressures (decrees, laws, regulations, etc.),environmental pressures (pollution, disappearance of fuel fossils,etc.) and societal pressures (reputation/image, protection, etc.).However, there are still obstacles to the implementation of SuSCM,including significant costs, the complexity of coordination and thelack of communication within the whole supply chain. Nevertheless,it should nowadays be included by any organization in its decisionstowards a strategic approach towards sustainability.
This book presents each economic, environmental and societal aspectof SuSCM. By considering each of these dimensions separately, theprimary objective is to facilitate the implementation of theelements that make it up. Readers are also provided with several"strategic interpretive lenses" to be able to performaudits and diagnostics of each component.
1. The Economic Aspect of Sustainable Supply ChainManagement.
2. The Environmental Aspect of Sustainable Supply ChainManagement.
3. The Social/Societal Aspect of Sustainable Supply ChainManagement.
4. Sustainable Supply Chain Management Balanced Scorecard.
About the Authors
Joëlle Morana is Lecturer in management science, attachedto the Laboratoire d'Economie des Transports (TransportEconomy Laboratory) at University Lumière Lyon II in France.Her fields of research concern economic, environmental and societallogistics.