A system of systems framework for sustainable fashion supply chain management in the big data era

Tsan Ming Choi, Bin Shen

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Abstract

Sustainability is a timely topic. A sustainable supply chain is one which aims to maximize the system's performance in three dimensions, namely environment, economics, and society. In the fashion industry, with the advance of big data related information technologies, achieving a sustainable supply chain is no longer a dream. In this paper, we first establish that a fashion supply chain is in fact a typical system of systems. Then, we examine several critical big data related technologies and applications which are related to sustainable fashion supply chain management. After that, we develop and present the design principles, from a system of systems perspective, for developing a sustainable fashion supply chain. Based on these principles, we further propose a novel five steps framework for achieving sustainable fashion supply chain management in the big data era. A sustainable fashion supply chain system of systems matrix is also constructed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE 14th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2016
PublisherIEEE
Pages902-908
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028702
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2017
Event14th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2016 - Palais des Congres du Futuroscope, Poitiers, France
Duration: 19 Jul 201621 Jul 2016

Conference

Conference14th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2016
CountryFrance
CityPoitiers
Period19/07/1621/07/16

Keywords

  • Big data
  • fashion supply chain management
  • system of systems
  • systems engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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