Defining Next Generation Supply Chain Sustainability

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The importance of understanding supply chain sustainability is being realized by increasingly more people, including corporate managers, investors, policy makers, customers and other stakeholders. A lot of practitioners and academic researchers have addressed this issue in past few years. However, most of their studies lack systematic thinking and are not quantifiable. Thus, a systematic and quantifiable model which incorporates economic, environmental and social factors is needed. In our study, a systematic and quantifiable risk assessment model based on the concept of “Triple Bottom Line” is developed in order to solve supply chain sustainability problem from risk assessment perspective.

Supply chain
Risk assessment
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Master's Thesis
Date Published: 
April 2015
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Cui, Yuanyuan, Meng Hu, Xinkai Xu, Zhechi Zhang. (2015) “Defining Next Generation Supply Chain Sustainability.” Master’s Project, University of Michigan: Ann Arbor 1-58.
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