Purchasing and supply chain management is shaped by an array of factors that inhibit greener supply. These begin with the technological capabilities of the supply base, which may leave the supply chain manager with a choice between several environmentally sub-optimal options. Environmental issues are also more complex than traditional sourcing decisions, and supply chain managers may lack the skills, resources and competencies to tackle these successfully. Individual managers expressed a commitment to a shared environmental responsibility with their supply chains, yet an instrumental approach to the environment is also common.
KeywordsSupply Chain Supply Chain Management Green Supply Public Pressure Environmental Initiative
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