Link between Industry 4.0 and green supply chain management: Evidence from the automotive industry

Ghadge, Abhijeet and Mogale, D.G. and Bourlakis, Michael and Maiyar, Lohithaksha Maniraj and et al, . (2022) Link between Industry 4.0 and green supply chain management: Evidence from the automotive industry. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 169. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0360-8352

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The paper evidence the link between two paradigms - Industry 4.0 and Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) following an empirical study conducted in the automotive industry. 243 responses from the automotive supply chain professionals from Europe (including the UK) are used to test the developed hypotheses. An integrated, two-stage approach combining interpretive structural modelling and structural equation modelling develops a multi-level hierarchical structure for establishing the link between Industry 4.0 technologies, Green Supply Chain (GSC) practices and GSC performance. The study evidenced an indirect effect of Industry 4.0 technologies through GSC practices on GSC performance; and this link is found to be stronger than the direct effect of Industry 4.0 and GSC practices in the automotive supply chains. Future supply chains should focus on driving and linking technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Blockchain for effective implementation of GSC practices. GSC practices, mainly reverse logistics and green purchasing, are highly influenced by disruptive technologies and are critical for leading improvement in GSC performance. Identifying and linking key Industry 4.0 technologies with GSC practices will benefit organizations in making evidence-informed decisions for improved sustainability performance. © 2022

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Maiyar, Lohithaksha Maniraj
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Automotive industry; Blockchain; Cyber-Physical Systems; Green practices; Green supply chain management; Industry 4.0; Internet of Things; Sustainability
Subjects: Social sciences > Management
Social sciences > Entrepreneurship
Divisions: Entrepreneurship and Management
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2022 07:02
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2022 07:02
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