Risk factor for sustainable supply chain management (SSCM): A systematic review

Edria Anniar Nurfitriani, Wike Agustin Prima Dania, Arif Hidayat


Supply chain sustainability is important to an organization's long-term operation. Based on the results, management must know that the organization can run the business for a long time. Several studies have carried out risk activities that can affect the supply chain. Differences in research results cause many risk factors to be considered sustainable supply chain management. Therefore, this study uses a systematic system to analyze the factors influencing sustainable supply chain management. The research was conducted using Elsevier, Emerald, Taylor & Francis, and Springer databases. The systematic review papers were selected from 2011-2021, and 30 articles were obtained. The research used a frequency and similarity analysis to classify and eliminate factors with the same concept. As a result, twenty-six factors are considered to affect the supply effect. Proven risk factors based on economic, social, environmental, technical, and institutional dimensions


Risk management; Supply chain; Sustainability

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