Best Practices in Sustainable Supply Chain Management: A Literature Review

  • Ana María Mejías SacalugaEmail author
  • Juan E. Pardo Froján
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering book series (LNMIE)


On the basis of a content analysis, this paper explores the evolution of best practices from the traditional approach to cost efficiency in supply chain management towards the current context of sustainability. In this sense, the paper shows a comprehensive review of the best practices that supply managers will need to engage in to create a sustainable supply chain. Our analysis suggests that the practices that lead to a more sustainable supply chain management are in equal parts best practices in traditional supply chain management or slight modifications of existing practices, and innovative practices.


Best practices Literature review Logistics Sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana María Mejías Sacaluga
    • 1
    Email author
  • Juan E. Pardo Froján
    • 1
  1. 1.Grupo OSIG, Dpto. de Organización de Empresas y Marketing, Escuela de Ingeniería IndustrialUniversidad de VigoVigoSpain

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