The paper "Performance Indicators in Sustainable Supply Chain Management" is a great example of management coursework. A lot of interest is growing among the researchers and practitioners with respect to the environmental performance of global supply chains. However, the burning issue is whether the improvement in environmental performance through a single link of the supply chain will really lead to the entire improvement of the sustainability of the chain. The sustainability in this case should factor in the economic, social and the resulting environmental outcomes. In trying to find the right answer to this question which is very much possible without the consideration of performance measurements, this paper’ s aim is to answer the question: Which goals, needs and challenges that are there to the whole of the perspective of the supply chain sustainability?
As it seeks to come up with the answer to this question, the paper takes care of accomplishing three major factors. Firstly, the paper factored in the review of several articles and books with the objective of providing an overview of the present methods applicable in the improvement of business sustainability as well as the measurement of its performance.
Secondly, there is the inclusion of a new framework within the supply chain sustainability. Thirdly, the propositions in the research share relationship with the global supply chain sustainability measurement. In this regard, this research indeed comes with its impacts on the scholars who may apply the framework and the propositions with the objective of providing direction to new theoretical and empirical analysis. On the same note, the research has implications for practitioners such as managers, policymakers and community stakeholders who have interests in the development of the global supply chains into becoming more sustainable. Introduction Over the last few years, most firms put a lot of energy in their bids to ensure that their businesses “ go green” .
The effects of these efforts emerged from external pressures similar to instances such as increment in regulations and changes with consumer preference. Others also include those forces that came from those within the organizations themselves such as firm’ s values with respect to the kind of leadership taking place in the organization altogether (Pagell and Shevchenko, 2014).
An example, in this case, is that instance where large appliances’ manufactures have to abide by new regulations with respect to product recovery so that they conform to the design that will suit the next level of generations of washers and driers.
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