Decision support for collaboration planning in sustainable supply chains

Hamid Allaoui*, Yuhan Guo, Joseph Sarkis

*Corresponding author for this work

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Organizations have to deal with increasing challenges in their supply chains. Their decision makers brought to balance economic performance with environmental and social issues. Methods and concepts for jointly optimizing economic, environmental and social cost of operations in supply chains are challenging. Decision support systems could help organizations to support sustainability in their supply chains. A collaborative decision-making framework for sustainable supply chain planning is proposed in this paper. This framework facilitates the development of multi-party collaborative relationships across a network to improve the sustainability of delivered products. It supports a new Information and Communication Technology (ICT)system platform. The platform provides insight for infrastructure and visibility to support supply chain sustainability requirements. The proposed decision support system proposes simultaneously collaboration and sustainability functionalities missing in many existing supply chain planning systems. This system has been evaluated and validated through a pilot program across a range of food supply networks. The work is motivated and applied by a major European research program in the agri-food supply chain.

Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalJournal of Cleaner Production
Issue numberAugust
Pages (from-to)761-774
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 29.04.2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


  • 512 Business and Management
  • Supply chain planning
  • Decision support system
  • Sustainability
  • Collaboration

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoHP: Humanitarian and societal logistics


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