Role of Critical Success Factors in Sustainable Supply Chain Management


Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia


Environmental issues and globalization pushed companies to be more environmentally conscious and socially responsible. Recently, term of sustainability has been extended in various aspects like manufacturing processes to respond to mentioned concern. Moreover, numerous industries and companies applied sustainable supply chain to achieve more advantageous economically as well as environmentally. Many factors exist, that play significant role in SSCM strategies implementation. These critical success factors receive more attention from various angles of management in recent years and help managers to increase competitive advantage and reach to the company’s goals. Identification and investigation of CSFs in SSCM is so important to realize the sustainability. Some of these factors are common between two dimensions and some of them are mutual among all three main dimensions in triple line bottom in sustainability. In this paper, related literature around critical success factors in supply chain is explained and some of the factors are introduced. Then role of interaction between critical success factors and sustainability criteria are discussed.