Affiliations: [a] University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK | [b] Donghua University, Shanghai, China | [x] Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland | [y] Information Systems and Operations Management, The Sellinger School of Business and Management, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA
Corresponding author: Shaofeng Liu, School of Management, University of Plymouth, UK. E-mail: [email protected]
Abstract: Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) has recently emerged to address environmental concerns in production and service operations. Existing research has investigated environmental sustainability issues at isolated stages of a supply chain. This paper aims to address the GSCM strategic decision making issues in a coherent manner. The paper proposes an integrated sustainability analysis (ISA) approach which seamlessly integrates Life Cycle Assessment into Multi-Criteria Decision Making process. Application of the integrated approach to an industrial decision case demonstrates that the proposed approach can provide concerted scientific backup to efficiently and effectively support strategic decision making in GSCM. The ISA approach has the potential to enable true integration of environmental management responsibility across multiple stages of supply chains.
Keywords: Green supply chain management, integrated sustainability analysis, life cycle assessment, multi-criteria decision making