Cleaner supply-chain management practices for twenty-first-century organizational competitiveness: Practice-performance framework and research propositions

Nachiappan Subramanian, Angappa Gunasekaran

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Sustainability is a broad area, and few researchers have attempted to classify studies on supply-chain management, such as those on processes for supply-chain use and regarding products and technology for implementing cleaner supply-chain management (CSCM). This paper offers in-depth reviews of published studies on cleaner practices at various stages of the supply chain, including strategic planning, product and service design and development, purchasing, production, distribution, information technology/information systems, and human resources in two prominent production-related multidisciplinary journals over the course of a decade. By proposing a CSCM framework of practices and performance, discussing the importance of cleaner methods, and presenting performance indicators for various supply-chain stages, we highlight future topics in the area of cleaner management for supply-chain researchers to foster highly competitive organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-233
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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