Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.15480/882.2113
Publisher DOI: 10.3390/su11041137
Title: Drivers of sustainable supply chain management : identification and classification
Language: English
Authors: Saeed, Muhammad Amad 
Kersten, Wolfgang 
Keywords: drivers of sustainable supply chain management;sustainable supply chain management;systematic literature review
Issue Date: 21-Feb-2019
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Source: Sustainability 11 (4): 1137 (2019)
Journal or Series Name: Sustainability 
Abstract (english): With the increase in awareness of environmental and social issues associated with the development and the use of products, stakeholders - especially consumers - are showing more concern regarding these issues. To address new developments and changing trends, organizations are now compelled to identify and implement innovative and sustainable solutions, not only within their organizations’ boundaries, but also across the whole supply chain network. The primary goal of this paper was to identify and analyze drivers of sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) that influence or encourage organizations to undertake sustainability initiatives and implement sustainable solutions throughout their supply chains. For this purpose, a systematic literature review was conducted and 1559 drivers of SSCM were identified from 217 journal articles. Precise interpretation, clear definitions, restructuring, and classification into external and internal driver categories produced a list of 40 unique drivers of SSCM. The results revealed that regulatory and market pressures, with reference to the number of citations, are the most prevailing drivers of SSCM for the implementation of sustainability practices. Classification of the drivers of SSCM into primary and secondary driver categories may assist practitioners and decision makers in prioritizing sustainability-related initiatives and adopting sustainability practices across the whole supply chain network.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11420/2185
DOI: 10.15480/882.2113
ISSN: 2071-1050
Other Identifiers: doi: 10.3390/su11041137
Institute: Logistik und Unternehmensführung W-2 
Type: (wissenschaftlicher) Artikel
Funded by: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Project: Open Access Publizieren 2018 - 2019 / TU Hamburg 
License: CC BY 4.0 (Attribution) CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
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