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Review of Supply Chain Integration on Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM)

Review of Supply Chain Integration on Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM)
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Author(s): Alia Nadhirah Ahmad Kamal (Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia) and Yudi Fernando (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 23
Source title: Operations and Service Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3909-4.ch068

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Abstract

The world economy operates on a capitalist market system where more and more natural resources are strained to produce maximum profits on the basis of achieving the efficiency of the economies of scale. As corporations' awareness increases on the jeopardizing impact they have caused to the deteriorating environment, more corporations have established a more eco-friendly operation. Greening the supply chain is one significant example of such moves. Realizing the green supply chain tendency in the industry, this proposed chapter focuses on highlighting the supply chain integration with business partners (suppliers, shippers, distributors, and customers) on Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) practices. The chapter shows the literature supporting the important integration of GSCM as it enables corporations to gather collective strength, skills, and capabilities in achieving its ecological as well as business objectives. Both practitioners in companies and corporations might find this review useful, as it outlines major lines of research in the field.

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