An investigation of green supply chain management practices and their performance outcomes

Shaharyar Masood, Purdue University


Globalization has allowed many large multinational corporations to take advantage of the lower production and service costs in developing countries by outsourcing a lot of their manufacturing and production operations to firms in these countries. A major portion of these manufacturing firms are located in Southeast Asia and manufacturers from this region are being exposed to many new market opportunities. But as more and more of their customers are employing green supply chain management (GSCM) practices to improve the performance of their supply chain, these suppliers also need to keep up. This means that supplier firms that already have GSCM initiatives in place are able to better position themselves and have a competitive advantage over other firms when it comes to generating new opportunities. This research endeavor was undertaken in order to determine to what extent these GSCM initiatives have been implemented in the Philippines and the benefits that companies have been able to achieve from such initiatives. In pursuit of these research goals a survey instrument was created by conducting a thorough review of relevant literature. This questionnaire was employed to gather data from small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Philippines. The collected data was then analyzed using various statistical analyses to provide answers for the research questions. The results from this study provide valuable insight into the current GSCM practices of SMEs in the Philippines and the effect these initiative have had in regards to performance. Furthermore, the results also indicate which of these initiatives will be most beneficial in terms of performance for companies which are just starting to implement GSCM practices.




Stephens, Purdue University.

Subject Area

Industrial engineering

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