Title: Modelling the interrelationship of risks for green supply chain management adoption: a DEMATEL approach

Authors: K. Mathiyazhagan; Siddharth Nangia; A. Senthilkumar; K. Elangovan; Savita K. Sugathan

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amity School of Engineering and Tech (ASET), Amity University, Sector 125, Noida – 201303, UP, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, The NorthCap University, Sec 23A Gurugram, Haryana – 122017, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College of Engineering (A constituent college of Anna University Chennai), Panruti – 607103, Tamilnadu, India ' Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Institute of Research and Technology, Siruvachur, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu 621212, India ' Computer and Information Sciences Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia

Abstract: The present paper provides an analysis of architecture of risks for green supply chain management (GSCM) implementation in Indian paper industries. Literature and opinions of the industrial experts are used to construct the conceptual framework of risks for green supply chain management in an Indian paper industry. The objectives of this study are to analyse and identify the interrelationship between the risks for the GSCM in Indian paper industries perspective. With the literature survey and interaction with industrial experts, 32 risks under six categories were identified and with further interaction with experts 20 risks were considered for Indian paper industry perspective. Then the decision making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) method is applied on the selected risks and key risks are found. The analysis indicates that industries need to develop better supplier relationships in order to minimise the environmental impact of a product. The findings of the study could be helpful for the industry to manage the risks and successfully implement green supply chain activities in the business.

Keywords: green supply chain management; GSCM; risk; interrelationship; paper industry; DEMATE.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2020.108705

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2020 Vol.36 No.3, pp.414 - 440

Received: 02 May 2018
Accepted: 02 Dec 2018

Published online: 27 Jul 2020 *

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