Title: Impact of green supply chain management attributes on sustainable supply chains

Authors: Hansa Lysander Manohar; R. Ganesh Kumar

Addresses: Department of Management Studies, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025, India ' Department of Management Studies, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025, India

Abstract: Green supply chain management is an emerging area which has been growing well in the recent past. Sustainable policies have been adopted in the recent past by many organisations as there is growing awareness about sustainable development, despite the presence of a scope for considerable improvement if adoption of sustainable and green policies is considered. This study specifically deals with the automotive sector. It studies the impact of green supply chain management attributes on supply chain performance and hence on the reduction of pollutants in the automotive industry in India. It serves as a full-scale version of the pilot study done by the authors of this paper. Open-source statistical tool R has been used for this purpose. Using partial least squares structural equations modelling (PLS SEM) path estimates were calculated. Here, green operations seem to have the most pronounced effect on supply chain performance.

Keywords: green supply chain management; sustainable policies; supply chain performance; automotive industry; ecological footprint.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCOR.2016.084030

International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience, 2016 Vol.2 No.4, pp.291 - 314

Received: 31 May 2016
Accepted: 22 Oct 2016

Published online: 02 May 2017 *

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