Analyzing the drivers of green manufacturing with fuzzy approach

Kannan Govindan, Ali Diabat, K. Madan Shankar

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    Abstract Green issues have gained more importance in contemporary globalization. Recent years have seen manufacturing processes understand the green issues due to the social and environmental concerns involved. The drivers of green manufacturing, however, have not been thoroughly investigated. Thus, this paper investigates the responsibility of identifying twelve common drivers of green manufacturing from the combined assistance of existing literature, industrial managers, and expert opinion in the relevant field. A questionnaire on these common drivers was circulated among 120 leading firms in south India, and aided by their replies; a pair-wise comparison was made among the drivers. The pair-wise comparison is used as an input data and the drivers were analyzed on its basis. The analysis resorted to the use of a fuzzy Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) approach. The obtained results are validated by a two-stage sensitivity analysis, namely: (1) using different de-fuzzification methods that are further evaluated through the Spearman coefficient and (2) assigning varying weight to the essential top priority drivers of green manufacturing among all common drivers. This study helps firms to stimulate an essential driver for quick and better adoption of green manufacturing. Finally, the paper concludes with some insight into the future path of green manufacturing in developing countries and an acknowledgment of the study's own limitations.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number4095
    Pages (from-to)182-193
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
    Volume96
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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    manufacturing
    Developing countries
    Sensitivity analysis
    globalization
    sensitivity analysis
    Green manufacturing
    Managers
    Decision making
    developing world
    decision making
    firm
    comparison

    Keywords

    • Drivers
    • EMS
    • Fuzzy AHP
    • Green manufacturing

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
    • Environmental Science(all)
    • Strategy and Management
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Analyzing the drivers of green manufacturing with fuzzy approach. / Govindan, Kannan; Diabat, Ali; Madan Shankar, K.

    In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 96, 4095, 01.01.2015, p. 182-193.

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    Govindan, Kannan ; Diabat, Ali ; Madan Shankar, K. / Analyzing the drivers of green manufacturing with fuzzy approach. In: Journal of Cleaner Production. 2015 ; Vol. 96. pp. 182-193.
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