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Challenges of green supply chain management in Malaysia

Bon, Abdul Talib and Chin, Vin Dee (2016) Challenges of green supply chain management in Malaysia. In: IPN Conferences 2016, 01-02 August 2016, Langkawi Seaview Hotel, Langkawi, Kedah.

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With the deterioration of global warming, Green supply chain management (GSCM) has received growing attention in the last few years. Green supply chain management (GSCM) is integrating environment thinking into supply chain management which able to reduce the environmental issues. However, there are many challenges faced by electronics industries when implementing the GSCM. This research attempts to determine the main challenges faced by electronic industries when implementing GSCM. This study was carried out at several electronic industries which implement GSCM in Peninsular Malaysia. The method that used to conduct this research is qualitative and quantitative method with interview a top management in 5 selected electronic companies and distribute questionnaire to 48 respondents in several electronic industries. Qualitative data collected was analyzed by manual analyzing as following process: data reduction, data display and conclusion drawing. The quantitative collected data was analyzed by using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). It is utilized for ranking of these challenges. All pair comparisons in AHP have been made on the basis on the experts' opinions. The results of survey questionnaire and interview were reliable. From the result, the identified challenges were ranked. The quantitative result showed that the implementation cost, government, awareness of customer, information, resources or expertise, supplier commitment and top management commitment are the main challenges faced by electronic industries when GSCM implementation. The qualitative result is similar to quantitative result but public awareness, worker commitment are also the main challenges faced by the electronic industries. Thus, the research objective has been achieved.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Production and Operation Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 07:33
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 07:33
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8405
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