Green Supply Chain Management

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CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION……………………………......1 1. Background Information………………………...……………………........1 1. Green supply chain management……..……………………………….2 2. The textile and garment industry in kenya……………………...….....2 1. Statement of the Problem…...…………………………...…………………3

3. Research Objectives…………………………………………...……………..4

4. Significance of the Study…………………………………...………………..4

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW .………..…………...5
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY…………..10
1. Research Design……..……………………………………………………..10

2. Population…………………………………………………………………..10

3. Sample Design...…………………………………………………………….10

4. Data Collection…...…………………………………………………………10

5. Data Analysis……………………….....……………………………………11

REFERENCES………………………………..……………………….12

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1.Background of the Study
Environmental issues are increasingly becoming important in managing any business today. While there are environmental regulations domestically, there are also growing demands by the overseas buyers for more and more environment-friendly products. Since the early 1990’s,manufacturers have been faced with pressure to address Environmental Management (EM) in their supply chains (Wu & Dann, 1995). This is not an easy task to do, however, by adding the ‘green’ concept to the ‘supply chain’ concept, a new paradigm is formed where the supply chain will have a direct relation to the environment.  

Today, many organizations express their tendency of becoming green. Most businesses are more and more interested in decreasing the usage of the petroleum power, using eco friendly raw materials, recycling papers, adopting green energy sources and so on. Even more, the government shows a high interest in developing the green supply chain Management, which mostly addresses to manufacturing stages, delivering options and products’ life cycles. As competition within markets increases, the challenges facing organizations not only involve designing competitive strategies but also their rapid and effective implementation. Environmental changes such as technology, innovation, competition and globalization have forced organizations to enhance their business process in order to survive in an environment which has become increasingly competitive(Ansoff,1987).Green supply chain management has been recognized as a vehicle of enhancing such capabilities.  

The textile and fashion industry contributes a lot towards development and economic growth with a 24% GDP through earnings and employment opportunities. However it has left behind a number of new problems that are associated with the depletion of the environment. The challenges include energy crisis, ecological destruction, population explosion and wastage of resources. Various studies have been done in this industry, however, as a continuous process the level of green supply chain management integration in the textile and garment industry in Kenya is still unknown. This study will therefore provide an insight on the current green activities in the textile and garment industry in Kenya.

1.1.1. Green Supply Chain Management
Supply chain management is the integration of business functions involving the flow of materials and information from inbound to outbound ends of the business. Dyadic or party relationships between suppliers are becoming part of the supply chain process (Harland, 1996). For the sake of this paper, supply chain management is defined as the oversight of materials, information and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholeseller to retailer to consumer. Supply chain involves coordinating and integrating all these flows both within and among companies.

On the addition of “Green” on the above definition of Supply Chain Management, Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) integrates environmental and...
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