A framework for implementing Green Supply Chain Management: The Case of Petco Gulf

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The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
Growing global warming has caused irreversible effects to the environment, especially by supply chain industry. The main issue is, traditional supply chain logistics has affected the environment in many ways, through toxic waste, water, air, noise pollution. All this because of the conventional supply chain. To curb such environmental impacts companies, need to take strict actions in their supply chain. This dissertation aims to compare the differences between traditional SCM and GSCM; importance and need for GSCM. Taking PET bottles manufacturing company, Petco gulf U.A.E. as an example, it analyses the components of GSCM and different techniques that can be applied in a company to ensure that a company can switch from traditional SCM to GSCM. From this research, it was found that as Petco gulf is present in the U.A.E. it can take advantage of this and by applying the GSCM strategies against each of its components this will help the company by, increased overall gross profit with the decrease in cost since going green in its supply chain means reducing the overheads. This will give any company a competitive edge and boost its sales by building up the company’s reputation amongst its stakeholders, especially the consumers. The problem in Petco gulf is; they have zero green supply chain management practices and need to implement the practices into their current supply chain. The research methodology used in this project is a quantitative methodology with a deductive approach. An interview questionnaire took place with the company’s representative over the telephone. The major findings were that Petco gulf does not practice GSCM in its business, rather rely on conventional SCM.GSCM to be implemented smoothly in Petco gulf the goal was to find and analyse a framework that is best suited to develop GSCM in Petco gulf. This research concluded that to reduce their carbon footprint and become sustainable they will need to implement GSCM components and activities across their business along with the active involvement of its stakeholders.
Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM), supply chain industry, global warming, United Arab Emirates (UAE), environmental impacts, carbon footprint, sustainable