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 24: Big data application in sustainable supply chains: a transportation industry case

Jiayao Hu, Ming K. Lim, Kim Hua Tan and Ming-Lang Tseng


The ability to gain valuable business insights can occur through big data management. Sustainable supply chains are replete with data and information due to the many partners in the supply chain in addition to the multiple dimensions of sustainability. The chapter overviews the relationship between big data and sustainable supply chains. The challenges and opportunities are reviewed. A case example in the transportation industry provides additional insights into managing big data for sustainable supply chain management. Directions for future investigation and concerns are also delineated.

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