Analysis of barriers to closed-loop supply chain: A case of Indian automotive industry

Bhatia, Manjot Singh, Kumar Jakhar, Suresh and Dora, Manoj (2022) Analysis of barriers to closed-loop supply chain: A case of Indian automotive industry. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 69 (05). pp. 1999-2013. ISSN 0018-9391

[thumbnail of Analysis_of_Barriers_to_Closed-Loop_Supply_Chain_A_Case_of_the_Indian_Automotive_Industry.pdf] Text
Analysis_of_Barriers_to_Closed-Loop_Supply_Chain_A_Case_of_the_Indian_Automotive_Industry.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (3MB) | Request a copy


Closed-loop supply chain (CLSC) implementation has become imperative for organizations owing to resource scarcity and generation of toxic waste. However, CLSC implementation can be very challenging due to several barriers, especially in an emerging manufacturing hub such as India. This article identifies and analyzes the prominent barriers to CLSC implementation in the Indian automotive sector. Further, this article also examines causal relationships between the barriers. A total of 22 barriers to CLSC implementation are identified from the literature and subsequently, validated by industry experts. The finalized barriers are then evaluated by analytical hierarchy process and grey-decision making trial and evaluation laboratory techniques. This article provides managers and policy makers with insights on the most prominent and causal barriers, and recommends strategies to overcome these barriers. The findings will help managers to frame short-term and long-term strategies to mitigate barriers to CLSC and contribute toward successful implementation of CLSC.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) | Automotive | Barriers | Closed-Loop Supply Chain (CLSC) | Grey-Decision Making Trial And Evaluation Laboratory (DEMATEL) | India
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Business, Management and Accounting > Management of Technology and Innovation
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2023 05:29
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2023 05:29
Official URL:


Downloads per month over past year

Actions (login required)

View Item
View Item