A proposed framework for multi-tier supplier performance in sustainable supply chains

Kazançoglu, Yigit, Ozturkoglu, Yucel, Mangla, Sachin Kumar, Ozbiltekin-Pala, Melisa and Ishizaka, Alessio (2022) A proposed framework for multi-tier supplier performance in sustainable supply chains. International Journal of Production Research. ISSN 00207543 (In Press)

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Over the past few years, supply chains have become globalised and multi-tiered. These factors complicate their structure as the focal company is responsible for the problems experienced at each stage in the multi-tier supply chain. The critical issue for focal companies in managing their multi-tier supply chain is to adopt sustainability standards. One of the study's contributions is the role of weight determination in the tiers and evaluation of alternative suppliers in facilitating the effective management of multi-tier supply chains, especially in complex industries such as the food industry. The other contribution of this study is its proposition for a multi-stage framework based on sustainability concerns. The study identifies 14 criteria for companies in diffusing sustainability standards throughout multi-tier supply chains. The weights of these criteria are determined for each tier of the food supply chain using the Best Worst Method. Results show that the ‘environmental’ criteria are most important for supply chain tiers in the food industry. Supply chain visibility/traceability is the most important criteria for the first tier, followed by environmental responsibilities, for the second and environmental competencies for the third. Finally, for the food company, PROMETHEE is used to evaluate three alternative suppliers for each tier.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Multi-tier supply chains | Food industry | Supplier selection | Sustainability | Multi-criteria decision making
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Business, Management and Accounting > Business and International Management
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2022 06:38
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2022 06:38
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2022.2025942
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/1521


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