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January 26, 2024

Prize for the best sustainable supply chain article - 2024 Edition

As part of Lab Supply Chain 4 Good, France Supply Chain and the the International Association for Research in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (AIRL-SCM) launch the 3rd edition of the Best Sustainable Supply Chain Article Award.

The objective of this initiative is to reward a scientific publication that makes a significant contribution to the field of sustainable supply chain management. This operation allows to highlight academic works of excellence in the specific fields of logistics management and Supply Chain Management.

Who can participate?

The 2024 edition of this prize is open to teacher-researchers who have published an article in one of the two journals associated withAIRL-SCM or in a peer-reviewed scientific journal in the field of Supply Chain Management between January1, 2023 and December 31, 2023. Papers may be submitted in French or English.

What are the evaluation criteria?

A jury, made up of teacher-researchers who are members of France Supply Chain and members of the AIRL-SCM, will evaluate the articles according to the following criteria:

Importance of the topic for France Supply Chain members (e.g. link with Labs, link with Manifeste pour une Supply Chain frugale et désirable)

Potential impact of results (e.g., potential to influence decisions in business or public organizations)

Nature of research contributions: academic, methodological, managerial

Innovative nature of the research

Practical application and consideration of ecosystems

The winner(s) will receive a €2,000 prize from France Supply Chain. The award ceremony will take place in La Rochelle during the Rencontres Internationales de la Recherche en Logistique, on May 29, 30 and 31.

How and when to apply?

Entries for this "Prize for the best article in Sustainable Supply Chain -Edition 2024" consist of an electronic file including:

The application form

A short curriculum vitae of each author with a list of recent publications

Thepaper submitted for the award, giving full publication references

The 2024 winners

This year, the Best Sustainable Supply Chain Article award failed to decide between the last 2 papers in the running, so deserving were they of the award, on very distinct themes. We therefore have 2 winners in this 2024 edition:  

Ex-aequo: Introducing a framework toward sustainability goals in a supply chain 4.0 ecosystem by Saoussane Srhir, Anicia Jaegler and Jairo R. Montoya-Torres of Kedge Business School, France and School of Engineering of Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia.

The authors argue that Industry 4.0 technologies are the innovation capacity that should be supported to move supply chains from their linear model, known for its high energy and resource consumption, to a circular model where technology replaces intermediaries and drives operations towards sustainability and efficiency.

The study demonstrates the impact of integrating Industry 4.0 technologies into each of the Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR) processes to build Supply Chain 4.0, and links the resulting capabilities of this transformation to the potential achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Ex-aequo: Cognitive digital twins for freight parking management in last mile delivery under smart cities paradigm by Yu Liu, Shenle Pan Thierry Coupaye, Pauline Folz, Fano Ramparany and Sébastien Bolle from Mines Paris, PSL University, Centre for Management Science (CGS), i3 UMR CNRS, France and Orange Innovation, France.

This paper examines the problem of Freight Transport Parking Management (FPMP) for last-mile delivery in the context of smart cities where objects are managed by digital twins.

The results suggest that the connectivity of digital twins translates into :

  • greater logistical efficiency,
  • a reduction in negative externalities
  • better use of resources.
  • potential new business services for logistics service providers
  • new management information for municipal planners and decision-makers.

This paper also presents a case study of parcel delivery in Paris using Orange France's Thing in the future (Thing'in) platform to demonstrate a real-world application of this approach, complemented by a prototype mobile application.

Discover the 2023 prize list.

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