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Next Generation Supply Chains

A Roadmap for Research and Innovation

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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.

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Trends, Scenarios and Challenges for Future Supply Chains

  2. Enabling Technologies for Future Supply Chains

  3. New Pathways to Future Supply Chains

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

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