A framework for green supply chain management in the construction sector: A case study in Indonesia
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Purpose: In order to implement green supply chain management (GSCM) to support the effort in reducing the environmental impact of the supply chain processes, a framework needs to be developed. This study aimed to propose a conceptual and holistic GSCM framework that represents a roadmap towards GSCM implementation by integrating all green supply chain practices by various stakeholders of the construction sector in Indonesia. Design/methodology/approach: Green supply chain management practices were obtained from an extensive literature review. A questionnaire survey of GSCM stakeholders in the construction sector was conducted to obtain the preference regarding green supply chain variables as the proxy for variable weighting and ranking. Pairwise comparison (PWC) and technique for others preference by similarity to ideal (TOPSIS) were adopted to analyze the weight and to rank the green practices, respectively. The findings from the PWC and TOPSIS were used to develop the framework. Findings: The framework for GSCM in the construction sector in Indonesia primarily focuses on reducing the use of hazardous materials, the management of waste at the project site, selling products and components that are no longer used, using video conferencing both inter- and intra-organization meetings, and support from the management level in the form EMS and ISO 14001 certification. Research limitations/implications: This study did not include other GSCM performances as criteria, such as operational and logistical performance. Practical implications: An efficient evaluation technique developed through the framework could be used in decision making policies by policy makers and organizational stakeholders that can identify and prioritize the green practices for adoption of GSCM in the construction sector. Social implications: A good framework can connect the benchmarking concept with practical applications because the framework can guide organizations in adopting and implementing benchmarking activities more systematically, comprehensively, and in a timely manner Originality/value: The originality of this research is that the GSCM framework was developed with most relevant green practices based on ranking and weighting criteria, as well as the preferences of the main stakeholders
CitationWiguna, I.P.A. [et al.]. A framework for green supply chain management in the construction sector: A case study in Indonesia. "Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management", 2021, vol. 14, núm. 4, p. 788-807.