Keywords: low carbon supply chains, SCM, green supply chains, supply chain management, LGSCM, linear SEM, structural equation modelling, analysis of moment structures, AMOS, India, manufacturing industry, services, quality management, supplier evaluation, sustainable SCM, sustainability
Assessment on the adoption of low carbon and green supply chain management practices in Indian supply chain sectors - manufacturing and service industries
This paper purports to assess the adoption of low carbon and green supply chain management practices by the industrial supply chain sectors in India, which is inundated with manufacturing and service–oriented industries. The Indian organisations in both manufacturing and service–oriented sectors were sampled for empirical research study and structural equation modelling was used as a path analysis model to verify the hypothetical construction of the study. It was revealed in the research findings that low carbon and green supply chain management (LGSCM) practice is essentially a quality management initiative that requires bilateral efforts of the need and constraints for the integration of the whole supply chain along with the setting–up supplier evaluation methods ensuring sustainable environmental operations.