Sustainability integration in supply chain management through systematic literature review

Narcisa Roxana Mosteanu, Alessio Faccia, Al Ansari, Mohamed Dawood Shamout, Fabian Capitanio

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Drafting a systematic literature review on sustainable integration of supply chain and logistics is the main aim of this research paper, given the current needs expressed by academics, managers, and investors. Business sustainability, among all management tasks, heavily depends on successful integration between supply chain and logistics. Scholarly and academic double-blinded peer-reviewed journals, indexed in Scopus and EBSCO, are considered, in a time range between the years 2010 and 2019. Thus, summaries of journals are comprehensively assessed to appraise the integration between Sustainable Supply Chain Management and logistics in business markets. Through this work paper, the procedures behind an effective application of supply chain models are investigated in order to improve knowledge, in terms of recent advancements. The authors develop and carry out an effective business-case analysis, in which the application of Supply Chain Management and logistics procedures led to advancements in the field, therefore their systematic review will be beneficial in terms of a comprehensive current framework provision. According to the analyze explored by the authors, Decision Support Systems and computer frameworks really support business leaders in using Sustainable Supply Chain Management and logistics information and models, further providing specific training. The research paper observed that, indeed, a systematic review is an effective tool that encourages a thorough understanding of the key features related to the specific field. Despite limitations due to a small number of studies carried out on the specific topic, we strongly believe that this research will provide a great contribution to business management, towards an exhaustive, useful, and insightful analysis of the current studies on the integration between Sustainable Supply Chain Management and logistics applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-123
Number of pages7
JournalQuality - Access to Success
Issue number176
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020

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  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Systematic literature review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management


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