Impact of Digitalization on Sustainable Supply Chains

Patricia Rogetzer*, Thomas Nowak, Werner Jammernegg, Tina Wakolbinger

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Abstract

Designing a supply chain that facilitates the achievement of sustainability goals is a significant challenge. The aim of this article is to explore the impact of digitalization as a driver for transformation processes in supply chains. The article tackles the transformation from traditional, linear supply chains (make-use-dispose) towards more circular, sustainable supply chains in the context of the triple bottom line, which comprises economic, environmental and social aspects. We provide an overview of key terminology connected to the aspect of digitalization in supply chains, e. g. additive manufacturing, blockchain, big data and Internet of Things (IoT). Moreover, we explore implications of these innovations on sustainable supply chains by providing examples and best practices from different industries and focusing on the design of innovative practices, processes and components to form an effective, digitalized sustainable supply chain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChancen und Grenzen der Nachhaltigkeitstransformation
Subtitle of host publicationÖkonomische und soziologische Perspektiven
EditorsFred Luks
Place of PublicationWiesbaden
PublisherSpringer Gabler
Chapter8
Pages131-144
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-658-22438-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-658-22437-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

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