Title: A framework for assessment of SSCM strategies with respect to sustainability performance: an Indian thermal power sector perspective

Authors: Jitendra Narayan Biswal; Kamalakanta Muduli; Suchismita Satapathy; Sushant Tripathy

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, CV Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, CV Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar, India ' School of Mechanical Engineering, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 751024, India ' School of Mechanical Engineering, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 751024, India

Abstract: The explosion of the population in India has put a tremendous pressure to generate huge amount of energy, particularly electrical energy. Indeed, more than 50% of the total electrical energy produced in the country is generated by the coal based thermal power plants and is expected to be continued for another 2-3 decades. Growing concern over the environmental effects caused by the supply chain activities of the power industries that affects ecosystems and quality of life adversely as well natural resource depletion has been drawing attention of organisations to focus on sustainability practices. Realising the importance of sustainable practices in traditional supply chain management, an effort has been made to develop a framework by using AHP TOPSIS to study SSCM strategies. The findings of the research will facilitate the analysis and assessment of managerial approaches for SSCM in power generation facilities with its differing aspects rather than few limited aspects.

Keywords: thermal power plants; sustainable supply chain management; SSCM; AHP-TOPSIS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2018.092770

International Journal of Procurement Management, 2018 Vol.11 No.4, pp.455 - 471

Received: 28 Jan 2017
Accepted: 29 May 2017

Published online: 05 Apr 2018 *

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