Implementation and Performance Evaluation of a Firm's Green Supply Chain Management under Uncertainty

  • Lin, Yuanhsu ;
  • Tseng, Ming-Lang ;
  • Chiu, Anthony S.F. ;
  • Wang, Ray
  • Received : 2014.01.06
  • Accepted : 2014.02.19
  • Published : 2014.03.30


Evaluation of the implementation and performance of a firm's green supply chain management (GSCM) is an ongoing process. Balanced scorecard is a multi-criteria evaluation concept that highlights implementation and performance measures. The literature on the framework is abundant literature but scarce on how to build a hierarchical framework under uncertainty with dependence relations. Hence, this study proposes a hybrid approach, which includes applied interpretive structural modeling to build a hierarchical structure and uses the analytic network process to analyze the dependence relations. Additionally, this study applies the fuzzy set theory to determine linguistic preferences. Twenty dependence criteria are evaluated for a GSCM implemented firm in Taiwan. The result shows that the financial aspect and life cycle assessment are the most important performance and weighted criteria.


Green Supply Chain Management;Fuzzy Set Theory;Balanced Scorecard;Analytic Network Process;Interpretive Structural Modeling


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