Title: Assessment on the adoption of low carbon and green supply chain management practices in Indian supply chain sectors - manufacturing and service industries

Authors: S.C. Lenny Koh; K. Ganesh; Nandakumar Chidambaram; S.P. Anbuudayasankar

Addresses: Logistics and Supply Chain Management Research Group, Management School, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK. ' Supply Chain Management – Center of Competence, McKinsey Knowledge Center India Private Limited, McKinsey & Company, Gurgaon-122002, India. ' Management School, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore – 641112, India

Abstract: This paper purports to assess the adoption of low carbon and green supply chain management practices by the industrial supply chain sectors in India, which is inundated with manufacturing and service-oriented industries. The Indian organisations in both manufacturing and service-oriented sectors were sampled for empirical research study and structural equation modelling was used as a path analysis model to verify the hypothetical construction of the study. It was revealed in the research findings that low carbon and green supply chain management (LGSCM) practice is essentially a quality management initiative that requires bilateral efforts of the need and constraints for the integration of the whole supply chain along with the setting-up supplier evaluation methods ensuring sustainable environmental operations.

Keywords: low carbon supply chains; SCM; green supply chains; supply chain management; LGSCM; linear SEM; structural equation modelling; analysis of moment structures; AMOS; India; manufacturing industry; services; quality management; supplier evaluation; sustainable SCM; sustainability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2012.050368

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2012 Vol.9 No.3, pp.311 - 345

Published online: 16 Nov 2012 *

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