Benchmarking eco-efficiency in green supply chain practices in uncertainty

M.-L Tseng, K.-H. Tan, Ming K. Lim, R.-J. Lin, Y. Geng

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    Benchmarking has not received much attention in the eco-efficiency literature because of the lack of an appropriate methodology to aid the electronic production process in green supply chain (GSC) practices. This study fills this analytical gap and suggests a rigorous quantitative approach for benchmarking eco-efficiency. However, there are qualitative and quantitative approaches to the eco-efficient criteria. Hence, this study undertakes fuzzy set theory within reference model (known as TODIM), a method that allows users to assess both qualitative and quantitative data together. This study is to aid traditional benchmarking activities and to provide guidance to practitioners and an example of a largest smart phone manufacturer across the globe to demonstrate the proposed technique with appropriate result to benchmark the eco-efficiency in GSC under uncertainty. TODIM is useful for identifying the best performing units against which to be benchmarked as well as for providing actionable measures for improvement of a firm’s performance. This study compares gain and loss functions as benchmarking tools in GSC practices. Implications for managers and directions for future research are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1079-1090
    JournalProduction Planning & Control: The Management of Operations
    Issue number13-14
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    • eco-efficiency
    • TODIM
    • green supply chain practices
    • gain and loss functions


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