Title: Green supply chain management: review and framework development

Authors: Gaurav Kumar Badhotiya; Gunjan Soni; Avanish Singh Chauhan; Surya Prakash

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, Jaipur 302017, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, Jaipur 302017, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, Jaipur 302017, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, Jaipur 302017, India

Abstract: The aim of this study is to explore published literature in green supply chain management (GSCM) domain for the purpose of updating the knowledge of the field and to carry out an analysis of the existing literature. The methodology employed for this research involved collection and classification of 261 research articles in the field of GSCM. A systematic classification followed by critical analysis leads to research gaps in the context of GSCM which paves direction for future research. A framework is developed which helps to understand the implementation of environmental conscious measures into supply chain management. Literature analysis shows that research in GSCM is evolving at a rapid pace. A couple of literature reviews already exist but this paper attempts to extend the review ambit. A conceptual framework is proposed for revamping a traditional supply chain in to an environmental conscious green supply chain. The barriers and enablers acting upon this transformation are also discussed.

Keywords: green SCM; supply chain management; GSCM; literature review; research framework; green supply chains; barriers; enablers.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAOM.2016.081305

International Journal of Advanced Operations Management, 2016 Vol.8 No.3, pp.200 - 224

Received: 22 Sep 2015
Accepted: 21 Sep 2016

Published online: 28 Dec 2016 *

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