Behaviour, the theory of constraints, and the future of sustainable supply chain management

Leseure, Michel and Alexander, Anthony (2017) Behaviour, the theory of constraints, and the future of sustainable supply chain management. Proceedings of the 04th EUROMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum.

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Abstract

The research applies Siemsen et al.'s Constraining Factor Model (CFM) to sustainable supply chain management. This involves two case studies, one in offshore wind farm development and another in heavy manufacturing. In both, there was an inability to maximise improved environmental performance. Analysis reveals the constraining factors, which CFM defines either in terms of motivation, opportunity and ability. Exogenous opportunity factors are found to constrain the focal firms and their supply chains maximising improved macro-scale environmental performance. These include regulatory, macro-economic and socio-psychological (behavioural) factors.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Departments > Business School
Depositing User: Michel Leseure
Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 13:25
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 13:25
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/3425

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