Managing sustainability, resilience, and circular economy in supply chains

Call for papers for: Modern Supply Chain Research and Applications

Managing sustainability, resilience and circular economy are the key research issues in the global business trends. Global business is now more competitive and business organisations need to consider sustainability practices to improve supply chain activities (Moktadir et al., 2018). Maintaining sustainability in supply chains imperative to achieve social (Munny et al., 2019), economic, environmental (Suhi et al., 2019) and operational sustainability. Likewise, supply chain resilience is the key business performance indicator that can help to achieve the sustainability of the business organisation in the competitive market (Moktadir et al., 2018). Finally, the circular economy is the concept of an industrial economy in which greater resource productivity is promoted by developing ways to continually re-acquire and reintroduce discarded assets after the completion of one life cycle.

This special issue seeks to advance the knowledge on sustainability, resilience, and the circular economy in supply chains. We further seek to develop knowledge on sustainability issues for efficient supply chains. This special issue aims to expand knowledge of sustainability issues and its many newest dimensions.

We invite authors from the scientific community and industry practitioners to contribute. Your submission should be aligned with sustainability issues both from theoretical and practical studies.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Impact of resilience supply chain and circular economy practices on supply chain sustainability
  • Antecedents/drivers/barriers/challenges/critical success factors for circular economy for achieving sustainability in the supply chains
  • Sustainability models and their implications on emerging economy context to achieve sustainability through the supply chain network
  • Importance of collaborative supply chain management for circular economy practices and their implications in industrial fields
  • Decision support models for circular economy, resilience supply chains on emerging sustainable supply chain performance dimensions
  • Investigation of impact of data analytics in sustainability, resilience, and circular economy for establishing sustainable business models
  • Case studies with real data in sustainable and resilient supply chain for sustainable policy making focusing various manufacturing firms
  • Data driven studies of supply chain sustainability and resilience in policy making.

Important dates

Revised paper submission deadline: 30 July 2020

Final decision notification: 30 October 2020

Publication: online after acceptance

Guest editors

Dr Sanjoy Paul (Managing Guest Editor)

UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Email: [email protected]

Dr Syed Mithun Ali

Department of Industrial and Production Engineering Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Email: [email protected]

Md Abdul Moktadir

Department of Leather Products Engineering Institute of Leather Engineering and Technology University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Email: [email protected]


Moktadir, Md. Abdul, Ali, S.M., Rajesh, R., Paul, S.K., 2018. Modeling the interrelationships among barriers to sustainable supply chain management in leather industry. J. Clean. Prod.

Moktadir, Md Abdul, Rahman, T., Rahman, M.H., Ali, S.M., Paul, S.K., 2018. Drivers to sustainable manufacturing practices and circular economy: A perspective of leather industries in Bangladesh. J. Clean. Prod. 174, 1366–1380.

Munny, A.A., Ali, S.M., Kabir, G., Moktadir, M.A., Rahman, T., Mahtab, Z., 2019. Enablers of social sustainability in the supply chain: An example of footwear industry from an emerging economy. Sustain. Prod. Consum.

Suhi, S.A., Enayet, R., Haque, T., Ali, S.M., Moktadir, M.A., Paul, S.K., 2019. Environmental sustainability assessment in supply chain: An emerging economy context. Environ. Impact Assess. Rev. 79, 106306.