Title

Implementing sustainable supply chain management: Reactive, cooperative, and dynamic models

DOI

10.3390/SU11247227

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-1-2019

Publication Title

Sustainability (Switzerland)

Volume

11

Issue

24

Keywords

Ethical leadership, Implementation framework, Sustainability, Sustainable supply chain management

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to propose a Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SSCM) implementation framework grounded in a literature review while categorizing practices adopted by firms' and industries. Given the evolution of the SSCM field and emerging trends, we examine why and how companies implement SSCM practices within a country context. The research methods employed in this study include theory building from a review of the literature and synthesis of insights regarding the design of SSCM implementation frameworks using multiple cases in Taiwan. The review of the literature, content analysis, and findings provide new insights into designing an implementation model, and generalizable models for reactive, cooperative, and dynamic SSCM implementation. Practical implications include but are not limited to the generalization of implementation frameworks in supply chain management, and opportunities to improve global practices. Our development of the conceptual framework complements existing theory by offering new knowledge on SSCM implementation practices. This study can help guide research, practitioners, and policymakers in future sustainability and supply chain management initiatives.

Open Access

Gold

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