This book focuses on environmental and social factors in international supply chains and industry networks. It explores whether socially-responsible and environmentally-conscious operations are complementary or conflictive to economic targets. The book elaborates on innovative approaches to manage the economic, ecological and social performance in supply networks from different perspectives. In addition, it links sustainability to operational processes and illustrates specific application contexts. Moreover, it covers the social dimension of sustainability.
The rise of sustainability in management forces enterprises to revisit the concept of profitability that drives their operations. Social standards and ecological targets represent critical factors that challenge industry networks. The interplay of these goals requires new insights from scientific research and managerial practice. New approaches and systems are needed to minimize environmental and social harms and to promote sustainability.
Marcus Brandenburg, Prof. Dr. habil., is Professor for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He has obtained a doctoral and a higher doctoral degree at the University of Kassel, Germany. His expertise includes model-based research on Sustainable Supply Chain Management. Marcus Brandenburg has authored numerous scientific journal papers and has also given various talks on that topic at scientific conferences. Moreover, he is co-editor of the book "Eco-Innovation and the Development of Business Models" published in the Springer book series "Greening of Industry Networks Studies".
Gerd J. Hahn, Prof. Dr., is Professor of Operations Management and Process Innovation at German Graduate School of Management & Law in Heilbronn/Germany. He is a former top management consultant and has obtained a doctoral degree from Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt/Germany. His research interests include model-driven approaches and decision support systems for operations and supply chain management in the manufacturing sector. Moreover, Gerd Hahn is working on topics in the field of innovation management of industrial and logistics processes with a focus on strategy and leadership.
Tobias Rebs, M.A. in Sustainable Management and Economics, is a research and teaching assistant at the Chair of Supply Chain Management of the University of Kassel, Germany. His research concentrates on stakeholder and risk management for sustainable supply chains. Methodologically, his expertise covers empirical research and content analysis as well as system dynamics modeling.
Section 1 - Performance management for sustainable supply chain management.- 2. Opportunities of combining sustainable supply chain management practices for performance improvement (J. K. Campos & T. Rebs).- 3. Interactions along the supply chain for building and deploying dynamic capabilities ( D. Zvezdov & R. Akhavan) .- 4. Towards the integration of sustainability metrics into the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model (M. Stohler, T. Rebs, & M. Brandenburg).- 5. Enabling a supply chain-wide sustainability assessment - A focus on the electronics and automo-tive industries (M. M. C. Fritz, J.-P. Schöggl, & R. J. Baumgartner) .- 6. Sustainable development partnerships - Development of an estimation model of CO2 and cost saving potentials in German foundry value chains (R. C: Fandl & T. Held).- 7. Assessing the Triple Bottom Line dimensions in supply chain networks - The case of the Alpaca fibre industry in Peru (A. J. Castro Jara & A. Halog) .-Section 2 - Sustainability in operational processes and specific applications.- 8. Global sustainable supply chains - Why nobody could be held responsible for something he hasn't done? How everybody is responsible for everything. (C. Stehr & F. Struve).- 9. Quantitative modeling of sustainability in inter-organizational supply chains (T. Rebs) .-10. Supply chain risk management in sustainable sourcing - Challenges and opportunities of sustain-able requirements in purchasing (E. Sucky & I. Zitzmann).- 11. Management of conflict minerals in automotive supply chains - Where to start from? (M. M. C. Fritz) .- 12. Implementing sustainable supply chain management - A literature review on required purchas-ing and supply management competencies (L. Bals & H. Schulze).- 13. Social and Environmental Impact of Route Optimization Methods - Case study in automobile distribution (T. Wensing).- 14. Sustainability and new product development - Five exploratory case studies in the automotive industry (H. Gmelin & S. Seuring).- Sect. 3 - Covering the social dimension of sustainability.- 15. Sustainable supply chain management at the base of the pyramid - A literature review (D. Mon-zer, T. Rebs & M. Brandenburg).- 16. A study of the drivers of sustainable supply chain management in emerging countries (J.-P. Meutcheho) .-17. Performance measurement in supply chain management for food banks - An adaptation of the SCOR model (J. Ettlinger & R. Akkerman) .- 18. What hybrid business models can teach sustainable supply chain management - The role of en-trepreneurs' social identity and social capabilities (W. L. Tate & L. Bals).