Handbook on the Sustainable Supply Chain
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Handbook on the Sustainable Supply Chain

Edited by Joseph Sarkis

Supply chain management has long been a feature of industry and commerce but, with increasing demands from consumers, producers are spending more time and money investing in ways to make supply chains more sustainable. This exemplary Handbook provides readers with a comprehensive overview of current research on sustainable supply chain management.
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Chapter 5: The link between operations strategy and sustainable supply chain management

Melek Akın Ateş


In this chapter, the authors examine the link between operations strategy and sustainable supply chain management. To examine operations strategy, theyadopt a content approach and distinguish between strategy formulation (that is, competitive priorities, operations strategy taxonomies) and strategy implementation (that is, structural and infrastructural strategic choices). To examine sustainablesupply chain management, theydistinguish between internal and external (downstream and upstream) supply chain practices. After a detailed literature review, theydevelop a framework and discuss suggestions for future research.

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