Topics

GSC’2016 is dedicated to original and significant research dealing with sustainability and green issues, environmentally friendly practices, and environmental policies in the context of operations, logistics and supply chain management. Typical topics include, but are not limited to, the use of analytical methods, computational tools, optimization approaches, decision support systems, empirical research, theoretical conceptualization, case studies and practical applications in the following areas:

  • Sustainability in operations and supply chains
  • LUiL
  • Tools for sustainable supply chain design, management, and performance measurement
  • Sustainability and risk mitigation strategies
  • Operations research for sustainability
  • Sustainability issues in manufacturing, services, logistics, and freight transportation
  • Leanness and supply chain sustainability
  • Sustainable supplier evaluation and selection
  • Collaboration and co-ordination in GSC
  • The impact of product life cycle on designing and managing GSC
  • Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Supply chain carbon footprint measurement
  • Impact of legislations and governmental policies on production and supply chain
  • Carbon labelling in supply chains
  • Performance measures, metrics, and impact of sustainable businesses
  • Green logistics, 3rd party logistics, reverse logistics and closed loop supply chains
  • Waste management
  • Energy and water consumption issues in GSC
  • Sustainable production and consumption
  • Concurrent engineering approaches for GSC
  • Knowledge management for GSC
  • Circular Economy in Supply Chain
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Any other related topics addressing different sustainability dimensions are also welcome