About this Research Topic
A sustainable supply chain represents a flow of products and money while taking into consideration the environment and society. There are several suppliers, who produce unfinished products, manufacturers who assemble those unfinished products to complete and finally send them to retailers through their distribution channels. Traditionally, the focus of the industry is to optimize their profits and to minimize their costs. However, due to increasing environmental degradation due to global climate change, these factors are now affecting supply chains. Thus, supply chain management is moving toward sustainability.
The transportation policy is an important part of supply chain management. As a supply chain is stepping towards sustainability, logistics systems within a sustainable supply chain management must pivot to using advanced policies that should be less harmful and Eco-friendlier than traditional logistics systems. The advanced logistics policy helps to provide better service within the minimum time without affecting the environment. Moreover, the advanced logistics system is more fuel-efficient and compatible with complementary fuels except for fossils fuels. Less carbon emission is the priority of advanced logistics within the sustainable supply chain management.
The increasing use of technology due to the fourth industrial revolution is useful for the advanced logistics policies for sustainable supply chains. The use of autonomation within smart production systems is very effective and advanced for smart and green products. Besides this, the use of autonomation can remove errors within the system effectively while reducing human errors. The removal of human error makes the system more accurate and faster. The reduction of the error level can increase the reliability among the supply chain players. Therefore, autonomation policy converges over traditional policy and aims at increasing sustainability.
We encourage a wide range of submissions in the form of Original Research, Methods, Hypothesis, and Theory, as well as Review Articles on supply chain management, smart production, autonomation policy, sustainable system, advanced logistics, and optimization. We hope that these topics will harness new ideas in the literature of supply chain management and logistics.
Keywords: Supply Chain Management, Smart Production, Advanced Logistics, Autonomation Policy, Sustainable System
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