Green supply chain practices and supply chain performance in the beverage industry of South Africa

dc.contributor.authorMahlatsi, Michael Kgaisi, Osayuwamen, Dr.
dc.contributor.supervisorChinomona, Elizabeth, Dr.
dc.descriptionM. Tech. (Department of Logistics Management, Faculty of Management Sciences), Vaal University of Technology.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn South Africa, the beverage industry is perceived to be a major contributor to the economy. Internal and external stakeholders in this industry are engaged in environmental collaboration with each other to achieve better environmental and supply chain performance. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of green supply chain management practices on environmental performance and supply chain performance in the beverage industry of South Africa. It considers four of these practices, namely, internal environment management, investment recovery, eco-design and green purchasing. A quantitative approach was adopted, with the use of a survey questionnaire to collect information from 373 supply chain management professionals from beverage companies in South Africa. The study used a probability simple random sampling method. The data gathered was analysed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 25.0 and Analysis of a Moment Structures (AMOS) version 25.0. A Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was used to validate the measurement scales while Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) was applied to test the relations between constructs. The results revealed that internal environment management, investment recovery, eco-design and green purchasing positively and significantly influence environmental performance. Moreover, the results also revealed that environmental performance exerted a strong, significant and positive influence on supply chain performance. Recommendations and implications for further research were made based on these results. The study presents supply chain management professionals, internal and external stakeholders within the beverage industry with useful insights on key factors that ought to be addressed in order to improve their organisational strategies. Therefore, the study is essential to internal and external stakeholders in the beverage industry who wish to improve environmental and supply chain performance.en_US
dc.publisherVaal University of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectInternal environment managementen_US
dc.subjectInvestment recoveryen_US
dc.subjectGreen purchasingen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental performanceen_US
dc.subjectSupply chain performanceen_US
dc.subject.lcshDissertations, Academic -- South Africaen_US
dc.subject.lcshBusiness logisticsen_US
dc.subject.lcshPhysical distribution of goodsen_US
dc.subject.lcshGreen products -- South Africaen_US
dc.titleGreen supply chain practices and supply chain performance in the beverage industry of South Africaen_US
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