Title: An empirical study on environment risk management in small and medium enterprises (SME)

Authors: S. Gopinath; M. Ashwin Muthiah; H. Vikram; K. Narashiman

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Anna University, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, 602117, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Anna University, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, 602117, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Anna University, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, 602117, India ' Department of Chemical Engineering, Alagappa College of Technology, Anna University, Guindy, Tamil Nadu, 600025, India

Abstract: Supply chain management (SCM) is an integration of several activities that involve from purchasing raw materials from supplier to manufacturing the product for the market and to create satisfied customers. Claiming a seamless process through SCM coordinates to the success of an enterprise. This paper deals with the various aspects of risks that are involved in supply chain and envoy solutions to mitigate them. This research paper primarily focuses on proposing a conceptual framework taking dependent and independent variables. The questionnaire was circulated to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) spread across different industrial estates located in and around Chennai, India. The confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and regression analysis (RA) was done for the data received using statistical package for social science (SPSS). The analysis is done to establish the relationship between the variables and measure of supply chain performance (SCP) and a conclusion is drawn.

Keywords: SMEs; small and medium enterprises; SCP; supply chain performance; ER; environment risk; SPSS; statistical package for social science.

DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2017.091299

Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal, 2017 Vol.11 No.3, pp.258 - 268

Available online: 18 Apr 2018 *

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