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Mathematical Problems in EngineeringVolume 2013 2013, Article ID 201208, 9 pages

Research Article

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia UPM, 43300 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Faculty of Technology, University Malaysia Pahang UMP, Malaysia

Received 13 January 2013; Revised 17 March 2013; Accepted 18 March 2013

Academic Editor: Shengyong Chen

Copyright © 2013 Elham Falatoonitoosi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Green supply chain management GSCM has become a practical approach to develop environmental performance. Under strict regulations and stakeholder pressures, enterprises need to enhance and improve GSCM practices, which are influenced by both traditional and green factors. This study developed a causal evaluation model to guide selection of qualified suppliers by prioritizing various criteria and mapping causal relationships to find effective criteria to improve green supply chain. The aim of the case study was to model and examine the influential and important main GSCM practices, namely, green logistics, organizational performance, green organizational activities, environmental protection, and green supplier evaluation. In the case study, decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory technique is applied to test the developed model. The result of the case study shows only -green supplier evaluation- and -green organizational activities- criteria of the model are in the cause group and the other criteria are in the effect group.

Autor: Elham Falatoonitoosi, Zulkiflle Leman, and Shahryar Sorooshian



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