Title: Greening the supply chain practices: an Indian perspective of enablers' relationships

Authors: Rakesh K. Mudgal, Ravi Shankar, Parvaiz Talib, Tilak Raj

Addresses: Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad – 244 001 U.P., India. ' Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016, India. ' Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Studies and Research, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh – 202 002, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, YMCA Institute of Engineering, Sector-6, Mathura Road, Faridabad – 121 006, India

Abstract: This paper aims at identifying enablers for greening the supply chain of manufacturing organisations. It also seeks to understand their inter-relationships. A questionnaire based survey was conducted to rank these enablers. Using results of this survey and the interpretive structural modelling (ISM), the paper presents a hierarchy based model and the contextual relationships among these enablers. The study indicates that there exists a group of enablers having low dependence and high driving power and are of strategic importance. The proposed model may help top management determine the key variables which they should focus in order to green their supply chains.

Keywords: green supply chains; SCM; supply chain management; GSCM; enablers; interpretive structural modelling; ISM; India; greening; environmental issues.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAOM.2009.030671

International Journal of Advanced Operations Management, 2009 Vol.1 No.2/3, pp.151 - 176

Published online: 30 Dec 2009 *

Full-text access for editors Full-text access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article