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Sustainability in Global Value Chains

Measures, Ethics and Best Practices for Responsible Businesses

Develop an advanced understanding of sustainable supply chains with this in-depth, research-based book, highlighting best practices and the role of digitalization.
EAN: 9781789662627
Edition: 1
Published:
Format: 235x157
304 pages

About the book

Sustainability can create greater efficiency and cost savings in the supply chain. Supply chains, which are more complex and global than ever before, are full of both risks and opportunities. The risks range from inconsistent or poor quality to supply disruptions to health and safety concerns to corruption. Businesses face pressure to adopt sustainable supply chain practices from various stakeholders and motivations typically come from one or more of four sources: customers, compliance, costs, competitive advantage. Sustainability in Global Value Chains is the guide to understanding all aspects and approaches of sustainable supply chains using in-depth research from leading academics from sixteen different universities.

Sustainability in Global Value Chains focuses on how to make supply chains sustainable, with an emphasis on new technologies and digitization. The research featured covers topics such as KPIs in production and supply chains, the role of standards, blockchain technology and algebraic models. This comprehensive book presents real world issues, problems in implementing sustainability in the supply chain and examples of best practice.

About the authors

Michael Henke is Chair of Enterprise Logistics at TU Dortmund University, Director of Enterprise Logistics, IML Dortmund, Professor for Strategic Sourcing and Procurement at Louvian School of Management, Paris and Professor for Supply Chain Management at Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.

Holger Kohl is Director of Corporate Management at Fraunhofer IPK (Fraunhofer Institute for Design and Technology) and Head of Department in Sustainable Corporate Development at TU Berlin


During these unparalleled times in our history, managers need to continue to focus on environmental and social issues while maintaining economic viability across their global supply chains. Sustainability in Global Value Chains presents a comprehensive look at measures, ethics and best practices for responsible businesses. It poses an interdisciplinary perspective on solving some of the world's most challenging problems. This is a must-have for both practitioners continuing to focus on good citizenship and academics pursuing research in sustainability.

Wendy L Tate PhD, Professor at the Department of Supply Chain Management, University of Tennessee