Sustainable supply chain management in the automotive industry: A process-oriented review

S. Maryam Masoumi, Nima Kazemi, Salwa Hanim Abdul-Rashid

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The holistic shift fromtraditional supply chain to sustainable supply chain has been practiced in different industries for many years. The automotive industry, as one of the largest and most influential industries in the world, could have a substantial effect on the movement toward a sustainable society. Despite the growing body of literature in the field of sustainable supply chain management, there is no review article that comprehensively synthesizes the state-of-the-art research in the automotive industry. To cover this gap, this paper reviews the sustainable supply chain management literature in the automotive industry published between 1995 and 2017. A systematic review and content analysis were conducted to collect the studies and analyze their content. The content analysis was structured based upon a set of key business processes following the Integration Definition Function (IDEF0) method, which is a structured approach of analyzing business processes. The study provides a practical guideline for designing a sustainable automotive supply chain and culminates with the outlined research gaps and recommendations for future research.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019


  • Automotive industry
  • Content analysis
  • Green supply chain management
  • IDEF0 method
  • Review
  • Supply chain design
  • Sustainable supply chain management


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