Supply Chain Management and Supply Chain Orientation: a necessity for sustainable development projects in developing countries?


  • Diniz Janaina D.A.S.
  • Fabbe-Costes Nathalie


  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Orientation
  • Sustainable development projects
  • Forest products
  • Brazil-nut
  • Amazonian region

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In developing countries, many projects are seeking regional and sustainable development by trying to promote local products and companies. Our paper tries to evaluate Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Supply Chain Orientation (SCO) in the design and implementation of projects aiming at the enhancement of sustainable regional development in two Brazilian Amazonian states. Our main objective is to evaluate if the lack of SCM and SCO is a factor of failure of those projects. The paper begins with the definitions of the main concepts related to the research. Then, it presents the context and analysis of six projects aiming at the enhancement of sustainable development of local communities through the promotion of the forest products by six different collecting co-operatives. The evaluation was obtained by mixing case study and empirical data from the six projects. The conclusion presents the outputs of the analysis, which can be useful to similar projects, especially those related to the design of sustainable and regionally adapted productions and supply chain configurations.

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