In the last two decades, the topic of sustainability has moved from the edges of supply chain management research to the mainstream and is now an area of substantial research activity. In particular topic of sustainability exposed the short supply chains (SSCs). The growing interest in SSCs reflects the consumer demand for quality and traceability. The information flow in supply chains plays a great role in its efficiency. The SSCs’ have potential to increase companies value added (margin distribution), promote sustainable production systems, diversify production and contribute to local economic development. Within this paper the importance of SSC for sustainable economic development and information flow will be highlighted and the current situation in EU will be presented.Keywords: Short supply chain, supply chain management, sustainable development, information flow
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