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Resilient and Sustainable Supply Chain Modelling and Simulation

Aspects of resilient and sustainable supply chains (RSSC) have become more and more popular in the last few years. Highly dynamic and complex supply chains call for an increase in key aspects of resilience and sustainability, while at the same time requiring improvement in their capability to manage disruption risks and disclosure procedures. Moreover, recent changes in political and external factors led to the need to re-thinking and evaluate different typologies of supply chain strategic configurations and provide solutions to unexpected problems in a very short time. For this purpose, simulation models showing the resilient, sustainable, responsive, and/or complex supply chain could be built and discussed. In particular, the association between complexity and innovation requirements should be more explored.

Contributions can be related (but are not limited) to:

  • Sustainable and/ or resilient supply chain design
  • Supply chain resilience analysis
  • Supply chain risk analysis
  • Disruption management
  • Uncertainty in supply chains
  • Complexity management in supply chains
  • Responsive, resilient, and agile supply chains
  • Machine-learning applications in supply chains
  • Big data analytics for supply chains
  • Multi-modal sustainable logistics systems
  • Supply chain costs
  • Supply chain performance measurement
  • Materials handling
  • Distribution and delivery systems
  • Sourcing process and architecture