Green supply chain management (GSCM) is being felt as the need of the day in many industries. This is because of the mounting evidence in favour of global warming and climate change due to human activities. The government is being pressurized by the people and the government in turn pressurizes the industries to adopt green practices. Apart from this there is moral responsibility for the managers of a company to reduce their ecological footprint. Due to these reasons there is a need to implement GSCM practices. As with anything we can observe that there are a lot of barriers that hinder the implementation of green supply chain (GSC) practices. To understand the nature of these barriers a literature survey was conducted on the barriers that affect small and medium scale industries. Fifteen barriers were recognised and literature survey was conducted on the analysis that had previously been done on these barriers. To address these barriers, they have been evaluated using MCDM approaches that are suited for the unique nature of these barriers (i.e., the barriers interact with each other). The effectiveness of removal of each barrier should be considered and should be integrated with a structural model to achieve the goal. For, this purpose SAW, TOPSIS, AHP and ISM have been used.
S. Sudarshan, Priyadarshuan, A., and Dr. Anbuudayasankar S. P., “Analysis of the barriers in implementing green supply chain management (GSCM) practices: a hybrid approach”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA-2018), Bengaluru, India, vol. 577. p. 012005, 2019.