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 14: Reverse supply chains and product design

Ammar Y. Alqahtani, Aditi D. Joshi and Surendra M. Gupta


The interest in sustainable supply chain management has risen significantly in recent years. Sustainability is the consideration of environmental factors and social aspects. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss what a fully sustainable supply chain might look like and the consequences that can be drawn from this view. Also, it discusses the product design and how it plays a major role in sustainability of supply chain management. The chapter discusses an analytical framework for the assessment of approaches for the measurement and management of sustainability performance of supply chains. This chapter provides a structured overview of sustainability supply chain concept and approaches to supply chain management. The framework proposed provides a foundation for further research.

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