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Title: Examining sustainability performance in the supply chain: The case of the Greek dairy sector
Authors: Bourlakis, M
Maglaras, G
Gallear, D
Fotopoulos, C
Keywords: Sustainability;Performance;Sustainability performance indicators;Food supply chain;Greek dairy sector
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Industrial Marketing Management, 43(1), 56 – 66, 2013
Abstract: This paper evaluates the sustainability performance of the Greek dairy chain and the performance of its individual members by using key indicators in relation to efficiency, flexibility, responsiveness and product quality. We assessed the importance of these indicators based on the relevant perceptions of key members of this chain. A structured questionnaire was developed where nineteen sustainability-related issues were examined. Two hundred and fifty three members of the Greek dairy supply chain responded including breeders, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and catering companies. Our findings illustrate the immediate need for improvement in many key sustainability performance indicators. They also show the critical role of large dairy manufacturers who are the “sustainability performance champions” in this chain and are the driving force for the implementation of many sustainability initiatives.
Description: This is the post-print version of the final paper published in Industrial Marketing Management. The published article is available from the link below. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. Copyright @ 2013 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN: 0019-8501
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