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The Associating Factors and Outcomes of Green Supply Chain Management Implementation – From Technological and Non-Technological Perspectives

The ISO 14001 manufacturing firms in Malaysia are impacting environmental sustainability from consuming significant amounts of energy and wastes. Despite being certified with Environmental management System (EMS) accreditation, implementation of green practices in supply chain among those firms are inadequate. Therefore, research on Green Supply Chain management (Green SCM), with assimilations of eco-friendly Information Technologies and Systems (IT&S) are niche theme that requires further investigation. This study establishes driving factors and performance outcomes associating with implementing Green SCM from product life cycle and Green IT&S perspectives. The results show significant relationships between the variables explaining the input that represented with Technological-Organizational-Environmental (TOE) Framework. The inputs are Green IT, Green IS, Internal Commitment and Regulatory Pressure are positively influencing implementation of green practices in supply chain. Furthermore, implementation of Green SCM is positively influence environmental and technological performance outcomes of the firms. As part of the practical implications, this study contributes as a guideline for those firms that intent to adopt green practices in supply chain as well as a benchmarking marker for improvement in those firms that currently realizing green practices in supply chain.

Author(s):

Savita Sugathan    
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Malaysia

Dhanapal Durai Dominic    
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Malaysia

Ramayah Thurasamy    
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Malaysia

Kalai Anand Ratnam    
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation
Malaysia

 

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