Critical factors to environment management in a closed loop supply chain

Bhatia, Manjot Singh, Jakhar, Suresh Kumar, Mangla, Sachin Kumar and Gangwani, Kishore Kumar (2020) Critical factors to environment management in a closed loop supply chain. Journal of Cleaner Production, 255: 120239. ISSN 9596526

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There has been an increasing emphasis on environment management due to generation of toxic waste, scarcity of natural resources, etc. This has pushed manufacturing organizations to implement closed loop supply chain practices. In this paper, critical factors for the implementation of closed loop supply chain practices are identified and analyzed in the Indian automotive sector. Various key factors were identified from extant literature and subsequently validated from 28 industry experts. Further, cause and effect relationships among the factors are examined by applying Grey-Decision Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory technique. The results indicate that ‘Governmental regulations and support’ (ReC ¼ 1.14), ‘Increased customer awareness on environment protection’ (ReC ¼ 0.65) and ‘Implementation of information technologies’ (ReC ¼ 0.34) are the most important causal factors. The paper provides recommendations for policy makers, managers and practitioners on implementation of closed loop supply chain practices for environmental management. The future studies can explore the critical factors in other manufacturing industries such as electronics firms.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Environment Management | Closed Loop Supply Chain | Critical Factors | Grey-DEMATEL | Automotive industry | India
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Business, Management and Accounting > General Management
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2021 05:02
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2022 09:25
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