Challenges of Integrating Sustainability into Supply Chains of Small and Medium Scale Firms

EDWARD, S. FEKPE and YVONNE, Y. A. DELAPORTE (2016) Challenges of Integrating Sustainability into Supply Chains of Small and Medium Scale Firms. In: Fourth International Conference on Advances In Social Science, Management and Human Behaviour - SMHB 2016, 15-16 December 2016, Rome, Italy.

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Abstract

This paper examines the challenges of integrating sustainability into supply chains of small and medium size manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) in a developing country, Ghana. Lack of integration among supply chain partners, lack of commitment on the part of the suppliers limited access to capital, limited resources, and high cost of sustainability implementation are identified as some of the challenges facing SMEs. Education, effective collaboration and communication among supply chain partners are considered key activities that could enhance sustainability integration.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable supply chain, integration, challenges,small and medium size enterprises, developing economy.
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2019 08:43
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2019 08:43
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/575

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