Honoring complexity in sustainable supply chain research: a rough set theoretic approach (SI:ResMeth)

Chunguang Bai*, Joseph Sarkis

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Sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) faces greater complexity because it considers additional stakeholder requirements, broader sustainable performance objectives, increased sustainable business practices and technologies, and relationships among those entities. These additional complexities make SSCM more difficult to manage and operate than traditional supply chains. Complex systems require new methods for research especially given reductionist research paradigms of modern science. Rough set theory (RST) can be a valuable tool that will help address complexity in SSCM research and practice. To exemplify RST usefulness and applicability, an illustrative application using sustainable supply chain practices (SSCP), and environmental and economic performance outcomes is introduced. The conceptual case provides nuanced insights for researchers and practitioners in mitigating and evaluating various SSCM complexities. RST limitations and extensions are introduced.

Referentgranskad vetenskaplig tidskriftProduction Planning and Control
Sidor (från-till)1367-1384
Antal sidor18
StatusPublicerad - 28.01.2019
MoE-publikationstypA1 Originalartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift


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