Together for sustainable supply
16th January 2020
The challenge of creating sustainable supply chains cannot be undertaken alone. There are truly brilliant organisations around the world dedicated to supporting this mission, and we’ve listed a few of them below to help connect people together to bring the latest research to practice, along with a few recent blogs, videos and podcasts below that caught our eye.
“There is a global movement towards greater supply chain sustainability, but there are many challenges to overcome. Your research plays a key role in the development of supply chain management initiatives that will help industries meet their ambitious sustainability targets.”
On this page
- Interview with Jan Godsell: post-pandemic supply chains & research
- Special issues & calls for papers
- Spotlight on McDonald's: setting up sustainable supply chains
- Interview with Amy Benstead: changes in the fashion industry
- Blogs, & societies & associations
- Open Research
- Our journal publishing in this field
- Our book publishing in this field
- Publish with us
What are some of the common challenges being faced by researchers and practitioners around the world?
We spoke to Professor Jan Godsell (University of Warwick) to discuss the ever-changing challenges faced by researchers, especially during these uncertain times.
Special issues & calls for papers
Forthcoming special issues
IJOPM: The Hidden Side of Sustainability: The hidden side of sustainable operations and supply chain management: Unanticipated outcomes, trade-offs and tensions. Guest edited by Stefan Gold, Jeremy Hall, Stelvia Matos and Martin C. Schleper.
Bob Langert, former McDonald’s executive, led McDonald’s Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability efforts for more than twenty-five years before retiring in 2015. In his book The Battle to Do Good: Inside McDonald’s Sustainability Journey, he gives a first-hand account of how the company embarked on a decades-long battle to address challenges, including establishing sustainable supply chains.
What effects has the global pandemic had on the fashion industry’s supply chains?
Dr Amy Benstead (University of Manchester) joined us to give us an insight into how fashion industry production and consumption may change in the future.
You can find the resources Amy refers to in her interview here:
Blogs, & societies & associations
- Coronavirus is proving we need more resilient supply chains
- Morrisons to pay supply firms immediately
- The Beer Game video- The Bullwhip effect
- Unchained supply: eradicating slavery from the supply chain
- Richard Wilding - Advice for Procurement Professionals during Coronavirus
- Webinar: Responsible Sourcing – building sustainability into supply chains at the time of COVID-19 and beyond
- Richard Wilding – 20 ways to prepare your supply chain post Covid-19
- David Dobrzykowski – How covid-19 has affected healthcare supply chains
- Hossein Zarei – To greener pastures: An action research study on the environmental sustainability of humanitarian supply chains
- Buyers Meeting Point blog
- Addressing Human Trafficking Let’s Shift the Onus from Individuals to Businesses and Policy Makers
Societies & associations
- WMG – University of Warwick
- European Operations Management Association (EurOMA)
- Council for Supply Chain Management (CSCMP)
- Ellen MacArthur Foundation
- Association for Supply Chain Management (APICS)
- Logistics Cluster
- Supply Chain Digital
- FairChain Foundation
- Leeds University Business School
- The Procurement Doctor
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Books in the field of sustainable supply chains
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Take a look at our journals publishing in this subject area. Click on each journal to find more articles, as well as details around how to publish with us.
Supply Chain Management
International Journal of Operations & Production Management
International Journal of Logistics Management
International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
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