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Development and Validation of Performance Measures for Green Supplier Selection in Indian Industries

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Author(s): Samadhan Deshmukh, | Vivek Sunnapwar,

Journal: International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ISSN 2249-8958

Volume: 2;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 105;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Green Manufacturing | green supplier selection | environmental performance measures | factor analysis.

ABSTRACT
An environmentally conscious supply chain, also called a green supply chain, is a new concept appearing in recent literature. The purpose of this study is to identify the critical green manufacturing factors considered during supplier selection in the Indian manufacturing sector. The approach of the research includes a literature review, in-depth interviews and questionnaire surveys. The major activities of the green supply chain; namely green design, green logistic design, green manufacturing, green costs, quality, environment performance assessment, customer co-operation are covered throughout the research. Factor analysis is done using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software to help managers understand the important environmental dimensions. Factor analysis is used to evaluate the relative importance of various environmental factors. The data are analysed using “mean score”.
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