Greening the Supply Chain [electronic resource] / edited by Joseph Sarkis.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: London : Springer London, 2006Description: XXIV, 408 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781846282997Subject(s): Engineering | Industrial engineering | Machinery | Structural control (Engineering) | Environmental management | Engineering | Industrial and Production Engineering | Operating Procedures, Materials Treatment | Environmental Management | Manufacturing, Machines, Tools | Operations Research/Decision TheoryAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 670 LOC classification: T55.4-60.8Online resources: Click here to access online
Concepts and Frameworks -- A Framework for Strategic Environmental Sourcing -- Effects of Green Purchasing Strategies on Supplier Behaviour -- New Paths to Business Value: Linking Environment, Health and Safety Performance to Strategic Sourcing -- Integrating Quality, Environmental and Supply Chain Management Systems into the Learning Organisation -- Network Dynamics of an Energy Supply Chain: Applicability of the Network Approach to Analysing the Industrial Ecology Practices of Companies -- Strategic Business Operations, Freight Transport and Eco-efficiency: A Conceptual Model -- Reverse Logistics for Recycling: Challenges Facing the Carpet Industry -- Empirical Studies -- Customer and Supplier Relations for Environmental Performance -- Horses for Courses: Explaining the Gap Between the Theory and Practice of Green Supply -- Green Purchasing in Chinese Large and Medium-sized State-owned Enterprises -- Greening of Suppliers/In-bound Logistics — In the South East Asian Context -- Environmental Initiatives in the Manufacturing Supply Chain: A Story of Light-green Supply -- Case Studies -- Environmental Supply Chain Innovation -- Greening Supply Chains: A Competence-based Perspective -- ’smart’ Design: Greening the Total Product System -- Environmental Management in Automotive Supply Chains: An Empirical Analysis -- A Case Study of Green Supply Chain Management at Advanced Micro Devices -- Tools and Technology -- Environmental Quality in the Supply Chain of an Original Equipment Manufacturer: What Does It Mean? -- Creating A Green Supply Chain: A Simulation and Modeling Approach -- Computer-aided Resource Efficiency: How Software and a Common Data Format can Enhance the Assessment of Environmental Impacts and Costs Along the Supply Chain -- E-commerce Solutions to Environmental Purchasing.
Since the Rio summit in 1992, the paradigm of corporate environmental responsibility has gradually and consistently extended beyond complying with increasingly stringent environmental regulation and taking up the proactive initiatives of a few world-class companies. Research indicates that the business and financial performance of companies may depend directly on socially and environmentally responsible business practices. Many world-class companies now realize that customers and other stakeholders do not distinguish between a company and its suppliers. As a result, greening the supply chain is an innovative idea which is fast gaining attention in the industry. Greening the Supply Chain is a compilation of important chapters written by a diverse set of international authors which incorporates a broad variety of perspectives including: topics on conceptual development and principles of green supply chain management; empirical studies which provide the reader with practices and concerns of industries throughout the world including Asia, Europe and North America; quantitative and analytical tools to aid in environmental supply chain design and development, and; case studies of implementations of green supply chain practices which describe the complexities facing organizations, supply chains and industries and how they address these environmental concerns through technical and managerial measures. Industry practitioners and policy makers will read Greening the Supply Chain for the insights it provides into a topic of such emergent and growing concern. Undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers in this field will also find this comprehensive and international view of environment supply chain management theory and practice a valuable resource.