sustainable supply chain management

Sustainability-focus occupies an important dimension in many supply chains. The trend towards developing a sustainable supply chain is gaining popularity in many industries. Many businesses are aware of the importance of sustainable supply chain management in achieving sustainable competitive advantage. Many supply chain managers have come to realise that sustainability perspectives in supply chains can be an element of competitive differentiator. It is in this regard:

(A) Identify and briefly discuss the drivers of sustainability-centric approaches in supply chain management;
(B) Assess the benefits of sustainability perspectives in supply chain management;
(C) Critically analyse the ways sustainability perspectives are embedded in supply chains to achieve competitive advantage; and
(D) Evaluate the relevance of sustainability-focus in supply chains during the times of economic recession.