Integration of Environmental Management and Scm
22 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2006
Date Written: May 18, 2005
Sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) is a rather new phenomenon in the Operations Management/Operations Research literature. In the design of Sustainable Supply Chains the increase of transparency across the chain is essential and can be obtained through identification and traceability. Sustainable production often means a change in resource-areas and modes of transportation. Investment in sustainability implies innovations in supply chain management with accompanying costs and profits. We present a framework based on product and process innovations that provides insights in the relevant research questions for integrating Environmental Management and SCM. The framework is applied using the literature and practical case studies in this area.
Keywords: supply chain management, closed loop, environment, government regulations, sustainability
JEL Classification: M, L15, C61, L23
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