Performance Measurement for Green Supply Chain Management

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Performance measurement for
green supply chain management


Division of Business Administration, Dalton State College, Dalton,
Georgia, USA, and

Aref A. Hervani and Marilyn M. Helms
Joseph Sarkis
Graduate School of Management, Clark University, Worcester,
Massachussets, USA
Purpose – To introduce and provide an overview of the various issues related to environmental
(green) supply chain management performance measurement.
Design/methodology/approach – The work relies on experiences, case studies and other literature
related to performance measurement in environmental supply chains. It seeks to integrate works in
supply chain management, environmental management, and performance management into one
framework. A systems framework forms the discussion outline with a focus on controls/pressures,
inputs, tools, and outputs as major categories for evaluation and review.
Findings – Provides an integrative framework for study, design and evaluation of green supply
chain management performance tools. The findings also identify a number of issues that need to still
be addressed.
Research limitations/implications – We have only one design of the issues in which numerous
categorizations could be provided. There is limited research in this area and new and current
models/developments can provide additional insight. Implications of the work is that these gaps exist
and that significantly more work needs to be completed in this field.
Practical implications – A very useful source of information for practitioners that seek to
implement these systems within and between organizations. Also, the paper provides numerous areas
which researchers could complete additional research and develop research agendas....