This paper presents a systematic review and bibliometric analysis in sustainable supply chain’s futuristic technologies. The analysis involves 1596 articles published in the Scopus database from 1990 to 2020. The analysis examines the research outcomes by observing trends in journals, authorship, and keywords. The outcomes are visualized using VOSviewer to show the graphical network of co-authorship and the author’s keywords. The results show that this research area has been a growing trend since 2016 and by 2020. The Journal of Cleaner Production was a leading journal in this area between 2016 and 2020, followed by Sustainability (Switzerland). The content analysis led to a classification of the articles into four main categories and sub-categories. The strategic diagram is used to reveal the emerging research themes analysis during the last 5 years (2016–2020) and to present future research. The data trending or emerging shows that technologies such as the technology by using combustion energy, renewable energy, and electric vehicles have been developing substantially. The research hotspots of the sustainable supply chain include, i.e., life cycle assessment (LCA), green investment, and carbon tax. Finally, the analysis also shows the research gaps that point a direction for future research. Graphical abstract[Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22885-22912
Number of pages28
JournalEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022


  • Bibliometric analysis
  • Future technologies
  • Sustainable supply chain


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