Emerging Applications in Supply Chains for Sustainable Business Development

Emerging Applications in Supply Chains for Sustainable Business Development

M. Vijaya Kumar (National Institute of Technology Warangal, India), Goran D. Putnik (University of Minho, Portugal), K. Jayakrishna (Vellore Institute of Technology University, India), V. Madhusudanan Pillai (National Institute of Technology Calicut, India) and Leonilde Varela (University of Minho, Portugal)
Release Date: September, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 345
ISBN13: 9781522554240|ISBN10: 1522554246|EISBN13: 9781522554257|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5424-0


The application of sustainability practices at the system level begins with the supply chain. In the business realm, incorporating such practices allows organizations to redesign their operations more effectively.

Emerging Applications in Supply Chains for Sustainable Business Development is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the models, strategies, and analyses that are essential for developing and managing a sustainable supply chain. While highlighting topics such as agile manufacturing and the world food crisis, this publication is ideally designed for business managers, academicians, business practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students seeking current research on sustainable supply chain management.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Big Data
  • Customer Service
  • Economic Infrastructures
  • Environmental Management
  • Green Management
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Social Responsibility
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • World Food Crisis

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Goran D. Putnik received his Dipl. Eng., M.Sci. and Dr.Sci. from the Belgrade University, both M.Sci. and Dr.Sci. in the domain of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems. He is currently Associate Professor, at Department of Production and Systems Engineering, University of Minho (Portugal) and teaches, or has taught, a number of subjects in the area of CIM, IMS, Concurrent Engineering, Design Theory, and Virtual Enterprises on undergraduate and post-graduate studies. He served as the Director of the Centre for Production Systems Engineering (CESP) and as the Director of the Master Course on CIM, at the University of Minho. Dr. Putnik’s scientific and engineering interests are manufacturing systems and enterprises design and control theory and implementation, design theory and design engineering, formal theory of production systems and enterprises, and distributed, agile and virtual enterprises. He regularly publishes articles and presents papers on conferences. In last years his special attention is on the topic of Virtual Enterprises for which he organized a research group and a number of research projects and has been also an invited speaker by international research groups.
Jayakrishna K. is currently working as an Associate professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the VIT University at Vellore. He received his doctorate degree in production engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli in 2014, master’s degree in Production engineering from P.S.G College of Technology, Coimbatore in 2009 and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Adhiyamman College of Engineering, in 2006. His research is focused on sustainable manufacturing processes and their applications in automotive industries. Jayakrishna’s current work at VIT University investigates on imbibing sustainable manufacturing practices into ERP systems for Industry 4.0. He has published 21 International journals papers in leading SCI/ SCOPUS Indexed journals and 48 papers in International conferences; he has also edited one book, co-authored three book chapters. He is editorial board member and reviewer of reputed international journals. He has received several awards including MHRD Postgraduate and Doctoral Scholarships and Best Paper Awards.