Title: Green strategy, supplier relationship building and supply chain performance: total interpretive structural modelling approach

Authors: Surajit Bag

Addresses: Tega Industries South Africa Pty Ltd, 2 Uranium Road, Vulcania Ext 2, Brakpan, 1541, South Africa

Abstract: Green supply chain strategy is a concept that is gaining popularity rapidly in South African region. For many organisations, it is a process to exhibit their sincere commitment to sustainability. This paper endeavours to examine the critical green and supplier relationship practices on which management should focus in order to enhance supply chain performance. The systematic analysis based on total interpretive structural modelling is a better methodology to identify the inter-relationships among green strategy and supplier relationship practices. The approach extends the domain of green supply chain research and produce theories that have greater explanatory power than the current practices.

Keywords: green procurement; supplier relationship management; SRM; supply chain performance; manufacturing industry; social network theory; supply chain management; green SCM; GSCM; interpretive structural modelling; ISM; South Africa.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2016.077702

International Journal of Procurement Management, 2016 Vol.9 No.4, pp.398 - 426

Received: 30 Mar 2015
Accepted: 02 May 2015

Published online: 13 Jul 2016 *

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