Exploring Green supply chain performance measures framework for Indian Manufacturing Practices

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by: Sadia Samar Ali


The world has come a long way from the time of abundant and affordable energy to a time of limited and expensive energy. It is the need of the hour to preserve the lead resources and in the wake of the need for environmental protection, logistics and supply chain managers are required to reduce costs while maintaining good environmental performance standards.

Manufacturing firms around the globe are opting for cradle to cradle products that are more energy efficient and environmental friendly. Henceforth, it is now essential that all processes in the supply chain rely on resources that are cost effective and incur minimum cost possible.

Researchers started on focusing on the green supply chain management (GrSCM), reverse logistics, in particular, closed-loop logistics in the wake of the growing concerns about global warming and alarming consistent increase in amount of e-waste (comprising majorly of end-of-life ,EoL) electronic and electrical products. Green supply chain management GrSCM ensures the optimal use of resources by integrating the concept of disposal, recycling, reusing or remanufacturing of the product or its parts (Lund 1984).

Here researcher has done literature review to derive research objectives to further develop a theoretical framework on identified constructs that are under-going for Green Supply Chain Management practices with the effect of environmental aspects on supply chain management. The purpose of this paper is to explore the antecedents of Indian firms practicing green supply chain management on firm performance in terms of tangible performance measures (i.e. Business performance) and intangible performance measure (i.e. environmental performance).

Keywords: Green supply chain management, Indian manufacturing industries, practices

link to material: https://www.ifors.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/059-0133.pdf