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Sustainable Supply Chains

A Research-Based Textbook on Operations and Strategy

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  • Designed specifically for graduate courses in Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Synthesizes the most impactful contributions from the Operations Management and Life Cycle Assessment communities
  • Contains the latest information and new topics written by leading researchers

Part of the book series: Springer Series in Supply Chain Management (SSSCM, volume 23)

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About this book

This book is primarily intended to serve as a research-based textbook on sustainable supply chains for graduate programs in business, management, industrial engineering, and industrial ecology, but should also be of interest to researchers in the broader sustainable supply chain space, whether from the operations management and industrial engineering side or more from the industrial ecology and life-cycle assessment side.

As firms become ever more tightly coupled in global supply chains, rather than being large and vertically integrated monoliths, the risks and opportunities associated with activities upstream or downstream will increasingly affect their own wellbeing. For firms to thrive, it is increasingly imperative that they be aware of the economic, environmental and social dimensions of the supply chains they operate in, and that they proactively monitor and manage them. Finding effective solutions towards a more sustainable supply chain is increasingly important for managers, but raises difficult questions, often without clear answers. This book provides students and practitioners valuable insights into these kinds of questions, based on the latest academic research. 

Chapter "Food Loss, Food Waste, and Sustainability in Food Supply Chains" is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via


Table of contents (22 chapters)

  1. Measuring Environmental Impacts in Supply Chains

  2. Operational Aspects of Sustainable Supply Chains

  3. Business Models and Strategy in Sustainable Supply Chains

Editors and Affiliations

  • Kedge Business School, Talence, France

    Yann Bouchery

  • Anderson School of Management, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA

    Charles J. Corbett

  • School of Economics and Management, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands

    Jan C. Fransoo

  • Department of Business Administration, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

    Tarkan Tan

About the editors

Yann Bouchery is an Associate Professor of Operations Management and a member of the Centre of Excellence in Supply Chain at Kedge Business School (France). Dr. Bouchery received his master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Lund University (Sweden) and holds a master’s degree in Industrial Management and Logistics from École Centrale Lille (France). He completed his Ph.D. in Operations Management at École Centrale Paris (France) in 2012.

Charles J. Corbett, Ph.D., is the IBM Chair in Management and Professor of Operations Management and Sustainability at the UCLA Anderson School of Management; he holds a joint appointment at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. He has served as Chairman and Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs, as Vice Chair, and Associate Dean of the MBA Program. He has earned multiple teaching awards including the Neidorf “Decade” Teaching Award. He founded and co-directed the award-winning UCLA Leaders in Sustainabilitygraduate certificate program and the Easton Technology Leadership Program. He was elected a lifetime Fellow of the Production and Operations Management Society in 2013 and of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society in 2019. 

Jan Fransoo is Professor of Operations and Logistics Management in the School of Economics and Management at Tilburg University. He further holds visiting appointments at Eindhoven University of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Fransoo’s current research studies operations and decision making in retail supply chains and transport operations. He is method-agnostic and conducts model-based, econometric, experimental, and qualitative work. He serves as associate editor of Operations Research and of Production and Operations Management. Fransoo frequently collaborates in research and in consulting with major corporations, tech startups, governments, and intergovernmental organizations. He has held seniorleadership positions at Eindhoven University of Technology and Kuehne Logistics University. 

Tarkan Tan is a professor of Sustainable Operations Management at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). He received his Ph.D. from Middle East Technical University in Ankara (Turkey). He serves as an associate editor for the Manufacturing & Service Operations Management journal and has served as a guest and associate editor for other journals.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Sustainable Supply Chains

  • Book Subtitle: A Research-Based Textbook on Operations and Strategy

  • Editors: Yann Bouchery, Charles J. Corbett, Jan C. Fransoo, Tarkan Tan

  • Series Title: Springer Series in Supply Chain Management

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2024

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-45564-3Published: 11 April 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-45565-0Published: 10 April 2024

  • Series ISSN: 2365-6395

  • Series E-ISSN: 2365-6409

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XXVI, 553

  • Number of Illustrations: 35 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Operations Research/Decision Theory, Supply Chain Management, Procurement

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