Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—Performance of green supply chain depends on several factors associated with their activities
and thus need to analyse these attributes/factors. To improvement in overall performance, these
factors should be formulated within a structural model to understand interacting relationships
among them. In this way, DEMATEL (Decision Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory) method
is proposed for the purpose of this research for visualizing and constructing the interactions
between identified factors related to GSC. Total 6 performance focused attributes has been
identified and further classified into cause and effect group attributes utilizing DEMAEL method.
Study results shows that supplier selection and related issue, governmental rules and regulations
comes under cause group and green purchasing, design and operations, ecological benefits
and resources management, green image, and green productivity forms effect group. Finally, a
case example is presented to discuss the managerial usefulness of this research.
Index Terms—Green supply chain, Green supply chain management, DEMATEL method, Attributes,
Performance measurement, Decision making
Cite:Sachin Mangla, Pradeep Kumar and Mukesh Kumar Barua, "An Evaluation of Attribute for
Improving the Green Supply Chain
Performance Via Dematel Method
," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Special Issue, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 31-35, January 2014.
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