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A Model for Green Supply Chain Management in the South African Manufacturing Sector.

Version 1 : Received: 12 June 2023 / Approved: 13 June 2023 / Online: 13 June 2023 (10:18:27 CEST)

How to cite: Langton, I.; Mafini, C.; Epoh, L. R. A Model for Green Supply Chain Management in the South African Manufacturing Sector.. Preprints 2023, 2023060924. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202306.0924.v1 Langton, I.; Mafini, C.; Epoh, L. R. A Model for Green Supply Chain Management in the South African Manufacturing Sector.. Preprints 2023, 2023060924. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202306.0924.v1

Abstract

Green supply chain management (GSCM) is fundamentally growing as a key component of sustainability, owing to its ability to improve supply chain competitiveness and performance within firms. The body of literature on GSCM within the manufacturing sector in developing countries such as South Africa is still limited. The study examined the relationships between GSCM practices, dynamic capabilities, and supply chain performance in the South African manufacturing sector. The study was quantitative, involving a sample of 402 supply chain professionals drawn from the manufacturing sector across the four provinces of the country. Hypotheses were tested using structural equation modelling based on the SMART PLS technique. Eco-design Green distribution and green training impacted positively on dynamic capabilities, the latter of which in turn is linked to improved agility, reliability, and reduced supply chain costs. The study validates the importance of GSCM as a driver of dynamic capabilities and performance in manufacturing environments within developing countries such as South Africa.

Keywords

green supply chain management; dynamic capabilities; supply chain dynamic capabilities; supply chain performance; supply chain agility; supply chain costs; supply chain reliability

Subject

Business, Economics and Management, Business and Management

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