عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Green multi-tier supply chain management: An enabler investigation
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
مدیریت زنجیره تامین چند لایه سبز: یک تحقیق توانمند
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 24 (2018) 95-107. doi:10.1016/j.pursup.2017.07.001
Yijie Doua, Qinghua Zhub,⁎, Joseph Sarkisc
Stakeholder pressure, from actors including regulators, consumers and non-governmental organizations, has
made organizations more responsible for poor environmental performance of their direct and sub-suppliers.
Thus, green multi-tier supplier management (GMSM) has become an emergent topic. Yet it is still unclear how to
enable GMSM practices effectively, i.e. how to enable sub-suppliers environmental performance improvement.
To help address the gap in the literature, this paper aims to identify enablers for sub-suppliers environmental
performance improvement, and it further applies a Decision-Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory
(DEMATEL)-based case study method to evaluate inter-relationships among these enablers and improve the focal
companys GMSM practices, by using action research (AR) method principles. The data analysis and discussion
with a follow-up evaluation after two years provided insights for the successful implementation of GMSM. The
results show that top managers’ support from the organizations is a prominent and necessary foundational
enabler. An interesting observation is that close proximity of supply chain members is regarded as a very pro
minent enabler. Evaluation and feedback on these enablers two years later found that the enabler mapping was
beneficial, allowing them to address the most influential enablers, and thus the GMSM practices of the focal
company has been highly improved. This paper concludes with directions for further research.
Keywords: Supplier management ، Environmental ، Green supply chain management ، Multi-tier supplier management ، Decision-making trial and evaluation ، laboratory ، Action research