Sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) is a rather new phenomenon in the Operations Management/Operations Research literature. In the design of Sustainable Supply Chains the increase of transparency across the chain is essential and can be obtained through identification and traceability. Sustainable production often means a change in resource-areas and modes of transportation. Investment in sustainability implies innovations in supply chain management with accompanying costs and profits. We present a framework based on product and process innovations that provides insights in the relevant research questions for integrating Environmental Management and SCM. The framework is applied using the literature and practical case studies in this area.

closed loop, environment, government regulations, supply chain management, sustainability
Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis (jel C61), Information and Product Quality; Standardization and Compatibility (jel L15), Organization of Production (jel L23), Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting (jel M)
ERIM Report Series Research in Management
ERIM report series research in management Erasmus Research Institute of Management
Erasmus Research Institute of Management

Bloemhof-Ruwaard, J.M, & van Nunen, J.A.E.E. (2005). Integration of Environmental Management and SCM (No. ERS-2005-030-LIS). ERIM report series research in management Erasmus Research Institute of Management. Retrieved from