Special Issue on Advances in Supply Chain and Logistics Management for a more Sustainable Society


Deadline: September, 2016

Guest Editors
Ernesto DR Santibanez Gonzalez
(Managing Guest Editor)

Charbel J. C. Jabbour

As part of the concern for achieving a more sustainable society, to effectively adopt the triple bottom line (TBL) approach has become one of the major challenges that organizations have been facing. Increasing customers awareness and stronger regulations have been pressing organizations to balance economics objectives, with social and environmental (TBL) concerns in order to effectively contribute to a more equitable and carbon neutral society. Researchers and practitioners are looking for solutions that can support decision makers in the complex task of addressing sustainable issues. In the recent past, an increasing number of papers had focused in the sustainability domain, proposing assessment tools, analytical models and solution tools to support decision makers.

A real integration of the three TBL’s dimensions is a necessity in the contemporary society, however there is an evident lack of research on how products, process and business models need to be re-shaped in this challenging sustainability setting, as well as how descriptive models and quantitative approaches have to be re-build or enhanced to tackle the aforementioned challenges. Supply chain and logistics management are areas that have an inevitable huge potential to contribute with cutting-edge solutions in order to tackle the myriad of complex problems that organizations have been facing when pursuing sustainability and low-carbon strategies.

Analytical models, empirical studies, case-based studies, and solution approaches that can effectively manage the balances, and synergies associated with the integration of economics, environment and social perspectives into traditional decision making processes are the focus of this special issue.

The aim of this special issue is to publish cutting-edge research that address supply chain and logistics management for sustainability, by proposing tools so that managers and decision-makers will be able to build up a more equitable, sustainable, and carbon zero society. Conceptual-based/Literature Review papers are welcomed but they should provide case example(s) and new insights to the practice of sustainability in supply chain and logistics management.

We invite researchers and practitioners from economics, management science, operational research, operations management, applied mathematics and statistics areas to submit their contributions to this special issue.

Manuscript Preparation and Submission
Authors must follow the Author’s Guidelines suggested by the Journal of Operations and Supply Chain Management.

All the manuscript must be submitted through the Online Submission System available at the journal’s website:


When submitting your manuscript, you should clearly state that your submission is candidate to this Special Volume.

All manuscripts will go through the normal review process conforming to the guidelines of the Journal of Operations and Supply Chain Management .

Publication Schedule

September 30th, 2016

First Editorial Decision:
about November, 2016

Second Editorial Decision:
(if any) February, 2017

Publication of the Special Issue:
April, 2017