AbstractThe oil industry is an enormous industry and contributes significantly to global economic and social development. The global importance of the oil industry cannot be overemphasized as it is an essential part of global transportation as well as a major source of raw materials to the petrochemical and agricultural industry. In recent times, there have been increasing calls for the oil industry to evaluate and address the impact of its own supply chain processes just as many businesses that are engaging with the oil industry are reengineering their supply chains towards sustainability enhancing practices and thereby reducing the negative impact of their value adding activities.
This research work investigated variations in Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SSCM) in a developing (Nigeria) and a developed (UK) oil producing country. It also evaluated drivers and challenges to SSCM, and identified SSCM measures that are being adopted in these two countries.
A comparative research approach was adopted and both qualitative and quantitative data was employed. Analysed data showed that a country’s level of development influences SSCM, and a final outcome of the study was the development of a framework with the potential for enhancing SSCM practice in the Nigerian downstream oil sector.
This research study represents a new area of work. It makes significant contributions to the sustainability field and the downstream oil industry.
|Date of Award||Aug 2018|
|Supervisor||Richard Anderson (Supervisor) & Anthony Olomolaiye (Supervisor)|