Supply Chain Management
Vol. 1(6), 77-82, June (2012)
An Overview of Green Supply Chain Management in India
Nimawat Dheeraj1 and Namdev Vishal2,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Singhania University, Pacheri Bari, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, INDIA
Government Engineering College Jhalawar, Rajasthan, INDIA
Available online at: www.isca.in
(Received 19th March 2012, revised 27th March 2012, accepted 30th March 2012)
The green supply chain management (GSCM) is a powerful way to differentiate a company from its competitors and it can greatly influence the plan success. With increased awareness to corporate responsibility and the requirement to meet the terms with environmental policy, green supply chain management (GSCM) is becoming increasingly important for Indian manufacturers. Companies that have adopted GSCM practices with a focus on distribution activities have successfully improved their business and environmental performance on many levels. Today’s also some of remaining companies have not adopted green supply chain management, due to this environmental performance index (EPI) ranking of India is not good. Today’s environmental performance index (EPI) of India and the major four activities of the green supply chain management; namely green purchasing, green manufacturing, green marketing and reverse logistics are being covered throughout the paper.
Keywords: Green manufacturing, green purchasing, green performance index 2012, reverse logistics.
Green supply refers to the way in which innovations in supply chain management and industrial purchasing may be considered in the context of the environment1. Environmental supply chain management consists of the purchasing function’s involvement in activities that include reduction, recycling, reuse and the substitution of materials2. The practice of