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 15: Sustainable supply chain design

Mohsen Varsei


Many businesses around the world are increasingly being forced by multiple stakeholders to mitigate the negative environmental and social impacts of their supply chains. Using some recent studies in the literature, this chapter elaborates a multidimensional framework for sustainable supply chain design. The chapter proposes the following definition for sustainable supply chain design: a configuration of the supply chain of a company which maximizes the long-term economic performance of the company while minimizing the negative environmental and social impacts of its supply chain.

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