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.
|Title of host publication||Chancen und Grenzen der Nachhaltigkeitstransformation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Ökonomische und soziologische Perspektiven|
|Place of Publication||Wiesbaden|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|