IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PRACTICES: FRAMEWORK DEVELOPMENT FOR FUTURE RESEARCH AGENDA
This study is aimed to develop a conceptual model for the inhibiting and facilitating factors of sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) practices. A comprehensive review of existing literature on SSCM is carried out. Meta analysis of existing literauture is conducted in which 331 papers covering the issues pertaining to SSCM are reviewed. Using funneling technique, while following a systematic approach, the study concentrated on the textile sector, wherein, fourteen internal and nine external facilitating factors of SSCM implementation are identified. Whereas, nineteen internal and eight external inhibitors of SSCM implementation are also documented. After having a critical review of these inhibiting and facilitating factors, it is found that companies confront these issues while implementing SSCM practices and if the inhibiting factors are addressed effectively by the supply chain and sustainability managers, the implementation of SSCM practices can be smoothened. On the other side, if the facilitating factors are further strengthened, it would also be helping in implementing the SSCM practices. Based on this review, a conceptual model is developed, which can be used as a research agenda in future studies. At the end, limitations and future research directions are discussed.