Sustainable Non-Renewable Materials Management

Vered Blass, Tzruya Calvão Chebach, Amit Ashkenazy

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The supply of non-renewable materials, critical to the operation of supply chains, is today hampered by factors such as rapid resource depletion and overuse, national policies and fluctuations in global markets. This chapter presents the challenges and strategies for securing materials for production, while increasing the supply chain’s efficiency and sustainability as a whole. It also outlines advanced tools available to decision makers today such as Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Material Flow Analysis (MFA) and ISO standards that operationalize sustainability principles and facilitate better decision making on multiple levels including supply chain managers, firms’ executives, and policy makers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Supply Chains
Subtitle of host publicationA Research-Based Textbook on Operations and Strategy
EditorsYann Bouchery, Charles J. Corbett, Jan C. Fransoo, Tarkan Tan
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-29791-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-80655-6, 978-3-319-29789-7
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Supply Chain Management


  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Material Flow Analysis
  • Supply Chain
  • Supply Risk
  • World Trade Organization

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Optimization


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