Title: An investigation of the impact of organisation's drivers on green supply chain management components

Authors: Iman Ansari; Mohammad Reza Sadeghi Moghadam

Addresses: Department of Industrial Management, Tehran University, No. 16, Villa Alley, Behdari Intersection, Khaneh Esfahan, Iran ' Faculty of Management, Tehran University, No. 413, Fourth Floor, Emam Reza Building, Iran

Abstract: Increase in detrimental environmental pollution and resource depletion makes industries need to reduce the environmental impact of their supply chain. Therefore, they have to be focused on eco-friendly production by implementing green supply chain management (GSCM). The GSCM integrates environmental thinking with supply chain management, from conceptual product design to delivery of final product to consumers, and involves end-of-life management. Implementation of GSCM includes various components supported by GSCM drivers. The aim of the present study is to identify drivers and components in steel industry and develop a conceptual model of drivers and components of the GSCM implementation. The various drivers and components of GSCM are identified based on the relevant literature as well as on consultations with industrial experts and academicians. In the identification phase, nine drivers and eight components were identified. Interpretive structural modelling (ISM) analysis, in the form of a survey, was used to understand the mutual influences amongst the drivers and components. As the result, green customer is acting as a key external driver of the ISM model. The model developed is validated on a case study involving the whole GCSM in a steel firm.

Keywords: green SCM; supply chain management; GSCM drivers; GSCM components; interpretive structural modelling; ISM; steel industry; conceptual models.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2016.078687

International Journal of Procurement Management, 2016 Vol.9 No.5, pp.587 - 615

Received: 29 Nov 2014
Accepted: 02 May 2015

Published online: 01 Sep 2016 *

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