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Science Journal of Business Management

  February 2012, Volume 2012, ISSN:2276-6316

© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article


Multicriteria Analysis to Evaluate Influence of Green Practices on Supply Chain Performance

1F. De Felice, A. Petrillo, 2Orrin Cooper

1Department of Mechanism, Structures and Environment - University of Cassino, Italy
2Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration
University of Pittsburgh (PA), USA

Accepted 30 January 2012; Available Online February, 2012


The consideration of environmental issues has a tremendous impact on the development and operations of a supply chain. The aim of the present workis to propose a systematic approach that a firm may use to evaluate its own supply chain environmental performances.The approach integratesindex methods for Environmental Performance Evaluation (EPE) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) with a multi-criteria model based on the Analytic Network Process (ANP) and BOCR Analysis (Benefits, Opportunities, Costs and Risks). A key aspect of the model is the consideration of environmental directives such asthe Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances to evaluate and prioritize which green initiatives with respect to environmental performance

Keyword: ANP, BOCR Analysis, Green Supply Chain,WEEE, EPE.