Overview of Green Supply Chain Management: Operation and Environmental Impact at Different Stages of the Supply Chain
Rajesh Kumar1, Rituraj Chandrakar2
1Prof. Rajesh Kumar, Associate Professor and Head of Department, Mechatronics Engineering at CSIT, DURG (C.G) India.
2Rituraj Chandraker, Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering at CSIT, DURG (C.G) India.
Manuscript received on january 17, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on February 05, 2012. | Manuscript published on February 29, 2012. | PP: 1-6 | Volume-1 Issue-3, February 2012. | Retrieval Number: C0164121211/2011©BEIESP

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Abstract: This paper emphasizes upon the application of Supply Chain Management and adding the `Green ` component to it so as to stress upon the need of environment friendly systems. The growing importance of GSCM is driven mainly by the escalating deterioration of environment. The waste and emissions caused by the supply chain have become one of the main sources of serious environmental problems including global warming and acid rain. One of the key aspects to green supply chains is to improve both economic and environmental performance simultaneously throughout the chains by establishing long-term buyer–supplier relationships. Efforts have been made by the authors to study the supply chain of the systems with the focus on its optimization and implementation.
Keywords: Green supply chain management (GSCM), Environmentally Preferable, Environmental Impact, Reverse logistic, Eco-design (ECO), Investment Recovery (IR).