Connecting the pieces of the puzzle toward sustainable organizations: A framework integrating OM principles with GSCM

Joseph Sarkis, Chunguang Bai, Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, Charbel José Chiappetta Jabbour, Vinicius Amorim Sobreiro*

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework integrating the Hart and Milstein (2003) strategies for organizational sustainable development (SD) with the ideas of Kleindorfer et al. (2005) on sustainable operations management (SOM), which requires guidance of green supply chain management (GSCM).

Design/methodology/approach – The construction of the framework was based on previous studies that discussed synergies between operations management principles with environmental bias and studies on adoption of GSCM practices.

Findings – The proposed framework guides managers to reconcile operations management practices/principles that are already being implemented in organizations with an environmental perspective because these practices sustain organizations to simultaneously reach SOM and SD.

Originality/value – The paper presents a framework that provides guidance on how organizations can seek sustainability in their operations, considering that articles on the topic of sustainability have not been developed with this specific focus.

Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalBenchmarking
Volume23
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)1605-1623
Number of pages19
ISSN1463-5771
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01.08.2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

Keywords

  • 512 Business and Management
  • Sustainable development
  • Operations management
  • Sustainable operations
  • Green supply chain management

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