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Effect of IoT Capabilities and Energy Consumption behavior on Green Supply Chain Integration

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Department of Business Administration, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian 116023, China
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College of Information Technology, Ajman University, Ajman 346, UAE
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Department of Computer Science & IT, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur 63100, Pakistan
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Department of Information Systems, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Malaysia
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Department of Psychology, University of Lahore, Sargodha Campus, Punjab 40100, Pakistan
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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(12), 2481; https://doi.org/10.3390/app8122481
Received: 1 November 2018 / Revised: 26 November 2018 / Accepted: 28 November 2018 / Published: 3 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Internet of Things for Renewable Energy Optimization)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next generation of internet-connected information communication technologies (ICT). IoT typically integrates supply chain activities to enhance green supply chain performance (GSCP). Since every organization has different IoT capabilities in comparison with other organizations, GSCP can enable supply chain integration activities for enhanced performance. The implementation of an IoT system can reduce the consumption of organizational resources like energy, electricity, and time and can increase the operational speed to gain better logistics and, ultimately, improved supply chain performance. This study has developed and empirically tested the relationship between IoT capabilities, energy consumption behavior (ECB), supply chain integration, green training (GT), and supply chain practices. Such a multidisciplinary relationship has not previously been established in the literature. The proposed study can fulfill the literature gap and opens new horizons for interdisciplinary research. Data used in this study are collected through offline and online survey methods. A total number of 250 out of 400 respondents participated in the survey. Data has been analyzed through partial least square—structure equation modeling (PLS—SEM) technique. The results of this study empirically test the developed model. IoT has a positive effect on supplier integration (SI), and customer integration (CI). Furthermore, SI and CI have a mediating role between IoT and GSCP, and GT has a positive impact on GSCP. It is concluded that the implementation of IoT can integrate CI and SI to increase GSCP. GT and ECB can ultimately improve GSCP. Additionally, the use of technology and GT can motivate employees to save energy and protect the environment to increase GSCP. View Full-Text
Keywords: internet of things; energy consumption behavior; green training; green supply chain performance internet of things; energy consumption behavior; green training; green supply chain performance
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Shafique, M.N.; Rashid, A.; Bajwa, I.S.; Kazmi, R.; Khurshid, M.M.; Tahir, W.A. Effect of IoT Capabilities and Energy Consumption behavior on Green Supply Chain Integration. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 2481. https://doi.org/10.3390/app8122481

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Shafique MN, Rashid A, Bajwa IS, Kazmi R, Khurshid MM, Tahir WA. Effect of IoT Capabilities and Energy Consumption behavior on Green Supply Chain Integration. Applied Sciences. 2018; 8(12):2481. https://doi.org/10.3390/app8122481

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Shafique, Muhammad N., Ammar Rashid, Imran S. Bajwa, Rafaqat Kazmi, Muhammad M. Khurshid, and Wardah A. Tahir. 2018. "Effect of IoT Capabilities and Energy Consumption behavior on Green Supply Chain Integration" Applied Sciences 8, no. 12: 2481. https://doi.org/10.3390/app8122481

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