Title: Modelling the sustainable supply chain management practices in Indian industries: a business model using the fuzzy TOPSIS approach

Authors: K. Mathiyazhagan; Sarthak Ahuja

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amity School of Engineering and Technology (ASET), Amity University, Sector 125, Noida – 201303, UP, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, The NorthCap University, Sec. 23A Gurugram, Haryana – 122017, India

Abstract: Worldwide customers have awareness for the use of eco-friendly products, and rules and regulations imposed by government to move towards the sustainable products create pressure impacts on the industries. The objectives of this study are to develop model and prioritise major sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) practices in Indian industries with a specific focus towards automobile, textile and food sectors. The 19 SSCM practices from the literature review and discussion with experts were considered. The fuzzy technique of order preference for similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS) has been used to rank. Results shows that practices ISO 14000 and 14001 certification, value stream mapping and corporate social responsibility have been ranked as the topmost priority while taking decisions to ensure perfect sustainability in supply chains.

Keywords: sustainable supply chain management; SSCM; practices; case study; Indian industries; fuzzy TOPSIS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJOR.2021.116252

International Journal of Operational Research, 2021 Vol.41 No.3, pp.324 - 351

Received: 24 Sep 2018
Accepted: 20 Nov 2018

Published online: 15 Jul 2021 *

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