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Green Supply Chain Management by Joseph Sarkis

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5. Management issues for GSCM and GSCM technology

The discussion in this monograph described the many practices, technologies, and concerns in GSCM. The complexities of both supply chain management and corporate environmental management practices are a great barrier, alone, for their implementation. When they are joined together to form GSCM, the complexities, effort, and costs, can increase exponentially.

We have described the various aspects of GSCM, and alluded to the various advantages that can accrue from them. One of the major barriers to GSCM implementation is making the ‘business case’ for GSCM practices. In this section, we focus on the making this business case.

Making the business case for GSCM needs to consider management incentives ...

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