Titel: Greening the Supply Chain
Herausgegeben von Joseph Sarkis
20. Juli 2006 - gebunden - 432 Seiten
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.
Part 1 - Conceptual Overviews and Frameworks: Framework for Strategic Environmental Sourcing.- Effects of Green Purchasing Strategies on Supplier Behavior.- 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 Organization.- Network Dynamics of an Energy Supply Chain.- Strategic Business Operations, Freight Transport and Eco-efficiency: A Conceptual Model.- Reverse Logistics for Recycling: Challenges Facing the Carpet Industry.-
Part 2 - 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.-
Part 3 - Case Studies: Environmental Supply Chain Innovation.- Greening Supply Chains: A Competence-Based Perspective.- A Total Product System Concept: A Case Study of the smart(TM) Automobile.- Environmental Management in Automotive Supply Chains: An Empirical Analysis.- Green Supply Chain Management at Advanced Micro Devices.-
Part 4- Tools and Technology for Aiding Green Supply Chain Management: Environmental Quality in the Supply Chain of an Original Equipment Manufacturer: What does it mean?.- Creating a Green Supply Chain.- Computer Aided Resource Efficiency.- E-commerce Solutions to Environmental Purchasing.
Professor Joseph Sarkis teaches operations and environmental management at Clark University in their Graduate School of Management. His teaching interests cover a range of topics including: operations management, logistics, supply chain management, corporate environmental management, management of technology, and information systems and technology.
Professor Sarkis earned his Ph.D. in Management Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He spent about 5 years at the University of Texas at Arlington as an Assistant and Associate Professor in their School of Business. He has published on his own and with a wide variety of co-authors in numerous publication outlets.
From the reviews:
"This book, which is written in a very understandable style, focuses on definitions, philosophies, and practices that achieve greening at every stage and function of the supply chain. ... I highly recommend the book to students and professionals ... who wish to acquire a depth of knowledge of green strategies and practices. ... GSCM researchers will find this book to be an excellent resource on GSCM foundation theories. ... It will be particularly useful as a reference for researchers, managers, and graduate students." (Sergio Ubeda, Interfaces, Vol. 38 (2), 2008)