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Sustainability 2017, 9(8), 1435; doi:10.3390/su9081435

Sustainable Supply Chain Management Implementation–Enablers and Barriers in the Textile Industry

School of Economics and Management, Leibniz University Hanover, 30167 Hanover, Germany
Received: 15 April 2017 / Revised: 10 July 2017 / Accepted: 11 July 2017 / Published: 14 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability Issues in the Textile and Apparel Supply Chains)
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The distinct definition of accordance in the perceived barriers and enablers for sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) policy implementation has been the subject of various research studies, but a distinct focus on the textile sector has been the object of limited previous attention. However, it has been found that it affects the approach to developments in company approaches to sustainable supply chain management within that industry. This article presents the results of an in-depth comparative case study analysis, drawing on 23 interviews with managers of 10 companies from the textile industry. The analysis demonstrates that specific modes of collaboration can both enable an effective SSCM and diminish barriers for policy implementation. The width and depth varies between a collaborative management approach for an effective internal SSCM versus industry collaboration and buyer supplier collaboration to address external barriers and enablers. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable supply chain management; case study research; textile industry; responsible procurement; sustainable development sustainable supply chain management; case study research; textile industry; responsible procurement; sustainable development
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Oelze, N. Sustainable Supply Chain Management Implementation–Enablers and Barriers in the Textile Industry. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1435.

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