Title: Investigating green supply chain management practices and performance among apparel manufacturing firms
Authors: R. Sujatha; M.S. Karthikeyan
Addresses: PSG Institute of Management, 1668, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu, Coimbatore 641-004, Tamil Nadu, India ' PSG Institute of Management, 1668, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu, Coimbatore 641-004, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract: Globally, industries are attempting to implement green practices not only in their production process; but also to reduce environmental impact in their supply chain. A developing country like India houses plenty of manufacturing firms; and among them the apparel industry is a notable sector with numerous small and medium enterprises. Irrespective of size, these firms are poised to implement green supply chain management (GSCM). The present research attempts to explore GSCM practices and empirically understand the relationship between GSCM pressure, practices and performance. The study considered 198 firms and a structured questionnaire was used to collect the responses. The results indicated that GSCM pressures drive firms to implement GSCM practices which have a significant effect on environmental and positive economic performance. Hence, it is recommended that firms seeking to have access to large markets should be proactive and design a supply chain that is less harmful to the environment.
Keywords: green supply chain management; GSCM practices; environmental performance; developing country; apparel manufacturing.
International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, 2021 Vol.14 No.3, pp.271 - 290
Received: 13 Apr 2020
Accepted: 27 Nov 2020
Published online: 24 Aug 2021 *