Title: A comprehensive analysis of the barriers to green supply chain management implementation

Authors: Rakesh Kumar Malviya; Ravi Kant

Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Department, S.V. National Institute of Technology, Surat – 395007, India ' Mechanical Engineering Department, S.V. National Institute of Technology, Surat – 395007, India

Abstract: The objective of this study is to identify and analyse the barriers to green supply chain management (GSCM) implementation. A questionnaire and interview-based research method was adopted for this purpose to identify the perceptions to most significant GSCM barriers (GSCMBs) to GSCM implementation. The nationwide survey of Indian automobile organisations has been conducted to rank these identified GSCMBs. It is found that the data collected through questionnaire are sometimes very ambiguous or vague and insufficient to interpret the significant results. In this study, fuzzy analytical hierarchy process (AHP) method is used to overcome this kind of deficiency for modelling the rankings of the GSCMBs to GSCM implementation. This study has attempted to identify the important and legitimate GSCMBs to GSCM implementation. The result shows that lack of top management commitment is at highest level which suggests stringent assurance at the top is needed for successful GSCM implementation. These GSCMBs rankings will help the organisations to decide their strategies to overcome the GSCMBs on a priority basis.

Keywords: green SCM; supply chain management; GSCM barriers; fuzzy AHP; FAHP; analytical hierarchy process; GSCM implementation; India; automotive supply chains; automobile industry; top management commitment.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDSRM.2016.082049

International Journal of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management, 2016 Vol.6 No.4, pp.331 - 362

Received: 27 Oct 2015
Accepted: 01 Feb 2016

Published online: 27 Jan 2017 *

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