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Next Generation Supply Chains

A Roadmap for Research and Innovation

  • Written by leading experts in the field

  • Presents the state-of-the-art in Supply Chain Management

  • Offers a valuable reference guide for researchers and professionals alike

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Trends, Scenarios and Challenges for Future Supply Chains

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Megatrends and Trends Shaping Supply Chain Innovation

      • Dimitra Kalaitzi, Aristides Matopoulos, Rosanna Fornasiero, Saskia Sardesai, Ana Cristina Barros, Sébastien Balech et al.
      Pages 3-34Open Access
    3. A Methodology for Future Scenario Planning

      • Saskia Sardesai, Markus Stute, Josef Kamphues
      Pages 35-59Open Access
    4. Future Scenario Settings for Supply Chains

      • Saskia Sardesai, Markus Stute, Rosanna Fornasiero, Dimitra Kalaitzi, Ana Cristina Barros, Cemre Multu et al.
      Pages 61-78Open Access
    5. Scenario-Driven Supply Chain Charaterization Using a Multi-Dimensional Approach

      • Ana Cristina Barros, Pedro Pinho Senna, Irene Marchiori, Dimitra Kalaitzi, Sébastien Balech
      Pages 79-101Open Access
    6. Unveiling the Challenges of Future Supply Chains: An Explorative Analysis

      • Mustafa Çağrı Gürbüz, Victoria Muerza, Irene Marchiori, Andrea Zangiacomi
      Pages 103-126Open Access
  3. Enabling Technologies for Future Supply Chains

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 127-127
    2. Technology Scouting to Accelerate Innovation in Supply Chain

      • Markus Stute, Saskia Sardesai, Matthias Parlings, Pedro Pinho Senna, Rosanna Fornasiero, Sébastien Balech
      Pages 129-145Open Access
    3. Mapping Enabling Technologies for Supply Chains with Future Scenarios

      • Pedro Pinho Senna, Markus Stute, Sebastien Balech, Andrea Zangiacomi
      Pages 147-165Open Access
  4. New Pathways to Future Supply Chains

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 167-167
    2. Paths to Innovation in Supply Chains: The Landscape of Future Research

      • Rosanna Fornasiero, Irene Marchiori, Elena Pessot, Andrea Zangiacomi, Saskia Sardesai, Ana Cristina Barros et al.
      Pages 169-233Open Access
    3. A Journey into the European Supply Chains: Key Industries and Best Practices

      • Elena Pessot, Irene Marchiori, Andrea Zangiacomi, Rosanna Fornasiero
      Pages 235-264Open Access
    4. Policy Recommendations for Supporting Supply Chains with Horizontal Actions

      • Ricardo Zimmermann, Ana Cristina Barros, Pedro Pinho Senna, Elena Pessot, Irene Marchiori, Rosanna Fornasiero
      Pages 265-290Open Access

About this book

This open access book explores supply chains strategies to help companies face challenges such as societal emergency, digitalization, climate changes and scarcity of resources. The book identifies industrial scenarios for the next decade based on the analysis of trends at social, economic, environmental technological and political level, and examines how they may impact on supply chain processes and how to design next generation supply chains to answer these challenges. By mapping enabling technologies for supply chain innovation, the book proposes a roadmap for the full implementation of the supply chain strategies based on the integration of production and logistics processes. Case studies from process industry, discrete manufacturing, distribution and logistics, as well as ICT providers are provided, and policy recommendations are put forward to support companies in this transformative process.


  • Open Access
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain Models
  • human-centered supply chain
  • customer-driven supply chain
  • Engineering Economics

Editors and Affiliations

  • STIIMA-CNR, Milano, Italy

    Rosanna Fornasiero

  • Fraunhofer IML, Dortmund, Germany

    Saskia Sardesai

  • INESC TEC, Porto, Portugal

    Ana Cristina Barros

  • Aston University, Birmingham, UK

    Aristides Matopoulos

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)