Enablers and Barriers of Flexible Green Supply Chain Management: A Total Interpretive Structural Modeling Approach

K. T. Shibin, Angappa Gunasekaran, Thanos Papadopoulos, Rameshwar Dubey, Manju Singh, Samuel Fosso Wamba

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In this paper an attempt has been made to build a theoretical framework of the enablers and barriers of flexible green supply chain management (FGSCM).This study is unique in its kind, as it clearly illustrates both the enablers and barriers and their complex interrelationships that impact the design and implementation of flexible and green strategies in a supply chain closed loop system. Ten enablers and eight barriers of FGSCM are identified through an extensive literature review process. Then, an expert survey is developed and conducted to further understand the interactions and the transitive links between the enablers and barriers. Separate frameworks are developed and proposed regarding the enablers and barriers of FGSCM by using total interpretive structural modeling approach. Finally, we have discussed the findings of the study in light of the relevant literature, followed by limitations and further research directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-188
Number of pages18
JournalGlobal Journal of Flexible Systems Management
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Strategy and Management

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