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Title: Comparisons of sustainable supply chain management practices in the automotive sector

Authors: Deepak Mathivathanan; A. Noorul Haq

Addresses: Department of Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli – 620015, India ' Department of Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli – 620015, India

Abstract: Sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) has gained huge attractions in the past decade in both academia and industries. Many developing countries have difficulty in adapting to emerging market trends and realise the need to shift towards sustainable supply chains. Yet SSCM related issues have not been investigated enough regarding different geographical areas. This paper compares SSCM practices focusing on differences in their adoption in differently developed environments. This study attempts to find where differences occur and why they prevail using statistical tools with input from industrial experts in relevant fields. The statistical analysis proved that the geographies are a main reason behind the pattern of adoption of practices due to differences in the scale of industrial development between the compared landscapes. It is found that industries in developed geographical locations find it easier to adopt SSCM practices than those in the developing and under developed geographies.

Keywords: sustainable supply chain management; SSCM; SSCM practices; empirical analysis; comparison.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPSCM.2017.083884

International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling, 2017 Vol.9 No.1, pp.18 - 27

Available online: 18 Apr 2017 *

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