Special Issue: Call for papers special issue

Supply Chain and Logistics decisions under Environmental Aspect

Editor: Neslihan Demirel, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey

There is an increasing awareness of the need for incorporating environmental issues into supply chain and logistics decisions because of damaging effects of increasing waste quantities. Although the effect of rapid pace of development, consumption and population growth on increasing waste production rates cannot be ignored, lack of organization and planning are also reasons for increasing all types of waste quantities in the world. Enacted obligations by governments on waste minimization and end-of-life (EOL) products and shortening life cycles make reverse logistics processes more important in certain industries such as packaging, electrical and electronic equipment, automotive and battery. Economical factors also encourage practitioners to make environmentally friendly decisions about their supply chains. EOL products have the potential for polluting the environment if they are not managed properly whereas they are potential sources of recyclable materials.

The special issue on “Supply Chain and Logistics Decisions under Environmental Aspect” focuses on publishing original and high quality papers that significantly contribute to the managing of end-of-life products and wastes properly in order to comply with governmental regulations and satisfy the expectation of conscious consumers besides gaining economical and environmental benefit.  We are seeking papers introducing new concepts and developing new methodologies, especially illustrated by real world examples.

The special issue includes, but is not limited to, the following topics.

  • Reverse logistics management
  • Closed loop supply chains
  • Network design including reverse or integrated flows
  • Impact of environmental regulations on supply chains
  • Remanufacturing, recycling, refurbishing, reusing
  • End-of-life products management
  • Waste management
  • Green logistics
  • Sustainability in logistics and supply chain management
  • Other Related Topics


Important dates

  • Opening Call for papers. April 2016
  • Deadline submissions: September 2016
  • Deadline revisions: Mid January 2017
  • Final decision acceptance/rejection: End January 2017
  • Payment deadline: Mid February 2017
  • Publication special issue: March-April 2017