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Sustainability 2018, 10(2), 549; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10020549

The Selected Method and Tools for Performance Measurement in the Green Supply Chain—Survey Analysis in Poland

Faculty of Management and Economics of Services, University of Szczecin, 71-004 Szczecin, Poland
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Received: 8 January 2018 / Revised: 13 February 2018 / Accepted: 14 February 2018 / Published: 21 February 2018
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Abstract

The methods and tools for the performance measurement and evaluation of the green supply chain management are very important elements for the construction and function of this type of supply chain. The result is a presentation of the considerations underlying a very general model, which presents some selected tools, but no breakdown of individual industries. The considerations undertaken are important and have scientific added value as usually in practice, a very large number of tools are used to assess the supply chain, which are not always correlated or adapted to the specificity of the chain. It is worth pointing out which of the already used or completely new tools and methods will be most useful for assessing the green supply chain. The structure of the paper covers the theoretical and empirical. It includes an introduction, our goals and hypotheses, state of the art, methodology, empirical findings, and discussion. We present the definitional differences between green and sustainable supply chains and focus on the selection and identification of methods for the framework model for evaluating the green supply chain. In the next step, the theoretical and selected method and tools were compared to a survey of Poland. On the basis of the survey, we present the findings and discussions found in this area. The main methodology used includes a literature review, a survey analysis using a questionnaire and statistical tools. The survey was carried out in 2015 in sample organizations in Poland. The research results showed that organizations were aware of the environmental elements of measuring and assessing the supply chain from an environmental point of view, but their use depended on many factors: the area, size of the organization, or the industry. If certain boundary conditions are met and the organizations are aware of the essence of environmental aspects in the chain, then they are applying green measures to the supply chain. These findings provide a glimpse into the measurement system and show that organizations still have yet to understand the essence of green and sustainable performance measurement, the meaning of its application, and the benefits it brings. However, traditional measurement still plays a large role, so it is important to reflect on how to convince organizations to pay more attention to environmental aspects, while at the same time applying a green supply chain assessment model. These results are a framework in which to start building a green supply chain assessment model. The empirical research aimed to answer the question of whether theoretical and sustainable management tools have already played a role in perceiving and assessing the green supply chain. View Full-Text
Keywords: methods; tools; framework; measurement of green supply chain; survey analysis; green supply chain assessment model; performance measurement in the green supply chain methods; tools; framework; measurement of green supply chain; survey analysis; green supply chain assessment model; performance measurement in the green supply chain
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Tundys, B.; Wiśniewski, T. The Selected Method and Tools for Performance Measurement in the Green Supply Chain—Survey Analysis in Poland. Sustainability 2018, 10, 549.

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