Multi-objective decision modelling using interpretive structural modelling for green supply chains
by Sachin Mangla; Jitendra Madaan; P.R.S. Sarma; M.P. Gupta
International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management (IJLSM), Vol. 17, No. 2, 2014

Abstract: Due to increasing awareness among consumers and government legislations for preserving environment manufacturing firm's needs to identifies and analyse the various variables involved in their supply chains. While, the identification of key variables for organisations those either implemented or thinking to initiate green activities in supply chains is a challenge. This paper provides an interpretive structural modelling (ISM)-based approach to implement and initiate green activities in supply chains. Variables such as supplier and stakeholder commitment, cost benefits, environmental issue, and customer redundancy, etc., have been identified and categorised under enablers; green and sustainable products, processing time and green productivity and efficiency, etc., under results. The research result interprets the variables possessing higher driving power requires high attention. Finally, proposed a model to present the ISM-based hierarchy in order of preference of variables in GSC. The variables in proposed ISM model are input through a case paper industry in northern India.

Online publication date: Wed, 05-Feb-2014

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