THE ROLE OF DIGITALIZATION IN ADOPTING GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PRACTICES: A CRITICAL REVIEW OF LITERATUREJinu Kurian
Increased digitalization in modern society along with environmental concerns have prompted suppliers to adopt strategies to follow Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) practices. As awareness is increasing, developed nations have started incorporating these practices and methods in their manufacturing processes in various sectors, with developing nations following steadily. India is one of the countries which has seen growing acceptance of GSCM processes. A few hurdles persist which makes it difficult to implement the GSCM practices. Along with this, there are certain factors which directly or indirectly affect the efficient implementation of GSCM. Studying these variables and their relationships with one another can help us understand the positives and negatives of implementing GSCM in various industries and make useful predictions for implementation of the same in potential manufacturing industries. In this paper we aim to analyse the literature for some of the factors which influence GSCM in the manufacturing sectors, identify the effects of these factors on GSCM and the interactions amongst them. We also aim to study how digitalization will help in developing strategies to implement GSCM practices. This paper is a part of the literature review which is carried out as a preliminary phase, which aims to bring out the various variables and their role in establishing a relationship between digitalisation and adoption of GSCM practices.