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Analysis of drivers for green supply chain management adaptation in a fertilizer industry of Punjab (India)

  • M. SinghEmail author
  • C. S. Jawalkar
  • S. Kant
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Abstract

People from all walks of life sharing all types of thoughts exchange one collective challenge, which is ‘starvation’, and it needs ‘food’ for existence. Fertilizers shall carry on playing an important part in meeting this ‘everlasting challenge.’ Needless to say that green supply chain management has countless significance in the ‘fertilizer sector’. There are incredible monetary and ecological opportunities for development in the supply chains of fertilizer plants. Manufacturing of fertilizers caused some pollution, which manifests all through its supply chain in the form of losses. The additional need of fertilizers in agricultural sector must primarily ensure food safety and environmental protection. Through this research paper, an effort has been made to express a model of twelve governing drivers which play an important role in the execution of green supply chain management for the fertilizer plant in Punjab, India. The methodology used in the analysis of drivers was ‘Interpretive Structural Modeling,’ and ‘Matriced Impacts Croises Multiplication Applique and Classment analysis’ was applied for improved understanding of all these drivers. The analysis proved that Government Regulatory System was a key driver for the implementation of green supply chain management practices. It would further help the management to focus on the main drivers in the execution of such environment friendly practices.

Keywords

Green supply chain management Interpretive structural modeling Ecological Manufacturing Pollution control and regulatory practices 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors sincerely thank the engineers of ‘National Fertilizer Limited,’ Naya Nangal of Punjab (India) for their earnest support and expert opinions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringRayat Bahra UniversityMohaliIndia
  2. 2.Department of Production and Industrial EngineeringPEC University of TechnologyChandigarhIndia

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