5th European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Risk Factors in a Sustainable Supply Chain: An Empirical Study of the Egyptian Petrochemical Sector

Lobna Hafez, Sohaila ElGazar & Marwa AbdElwahab
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Sustainability in Operations and Supply Chain

Sustainability and risk management are considered as priorities of modern supply chains. Firms are increasingly focusing on developing sustainable supply chains; however the risks attached to this are still under-investigated. The petrochemical industry is one of the most important strategic industries in Egypt which has adopted integrated strategies to achieve sustainable development. This paper is attempting to identify and evaluate the risk factors related to sustainable supply chain in the petrochemical industry in Egypt The risk factors related to sustainability dimensions (environmental, social and economic) are first identified through the literature and then the industry experts participated in evaluating and ranking the risk factors using AHP approach. The results of this paper are expected to help managers to understand sustainability related risks and enable them to better manage their operations eventually achieve sustainability.

Risk management, Sustainability, Petrochemical industry, Egypt.


Published in: 5th European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Rome, Italy

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: July 26-28, 2022

ISBN: 978-1-7923-9161-3
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767