Connecting the pieces of the puzzle toward sustainable organizations: A framework integrating OM principles with GSCM
Sarkis J, Bai C, Jabbour ABLdS, Jabbour CJC & Sobreiro VA (2016) Connecting the pieces of the puzzle toward sustainable organizations: A framework integrating OM principles with GSCM. Benchmarking, 23 (6), pp. 1605-1623. https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-04-2015-0033
Purpose The purpose of this article is to propose a framework integrating the Hart and Milstein strategies (2003) for organizational sustainable development (SD) with the ideas of Kleindorfer et al. (2005) on sustainable operations management (SOM), which requires guidance of green supply chain management (GSCM). Design/methodology/approach The construction of the framework was based on previous studies that discussed synergies between operations management principles with environmental bias and studies on adoption of GSCM practices. Findings The proposed framework guides managers to reconcile operations management practices/principles that are already being implemented in organizations with an environmental perspective because these practices sustain organizations to simultaneously reach SOM and SD. Originality/value The article presents a framework that provides guidance on how organizations can seek sustainability in their operations, considering that articles on the topic of sustainability have not been developed with this specific focus.
Sustainable development; Operations management; Sustainable operations; Green supply chain management
Benchmarking: Volume 23, Issue 6
|Publication date online||01/08/2016|
|Date accepted by journal||02/12/2015|