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A framework for successful implementation of green supply chain management (GSCM) in construction organisations

conference contribution
posted on 2017-01-01, 00:00 authored by Ankita Wyawahare, Nilupa UdawattaNilupa Udawatta
Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) is
considered as one of the main efforts, which aim
to integrate environmental parameters within the
supply chain management. It helps to reduce carbon
emissions and improve environmental performances
of organisations. As a result of that GSCM has been
integrated into the strategic planning of most of the
construction organisations. As in case of all radical
innovations, barriers or challenges are also expected
to be present in the implementation process of GSCM
in construction organisations. Hence, it is essential for
organisations to identify any barriers that they may face
and establish approaches for successful implementation
of GSCM in their organisations. Thus, this research
aims to develop a conceptual framework by conducting
a comprehensive literature review on GSCM practices
to address the above-mentioned issues. According to
the research findings, the main barriers to implementing
GSCM can be categorised into five main categories
such as technology, knowledge, finances, outsourcing
and management. Furthermore, the strategies to
improve GSCM practices in construction organisations
include: commitment of top management; changes
in existing policies and technologies; improve the
awareness of environmental issues; training and
education; and implementation of efficient materials and
waste management systems. The suggested framework
can be applied in construction organisations to identify
the key components of GSCM and self-assessment of
barriers and strategies to successfully implement GSCM
in construction organisations.



Australasian Universities Building Education Association. Conference (41st : 2017 : Melbourne, Vic.)


Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference


613 - 622


RMIT Publishing


Melbourne, Vic.

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Melbourne, Vic.

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E Conference publication; E1 Full written paper - refereed

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[2017, RMIT Publishing]



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AUBEA 2017 : Transforming built environment education and practice: leveraging industry partnerships : Proceedings of the 41st Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference

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