An empirical investigation and prioritizing critical barriers of green manufacturing implementation practices through VIKOR approach, Mahakdeep Singh, Kanwarpreet Singh and APS Sethi
Chandigarh University, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar
Punjabi University, Patiala
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the critical barriers of green manufacturing implementation practices in Indian SME’s with the VIKOR approach.
Design/methodology/approach: Challenges faced in the implementation of green manufacturing by Indian SME’s have been extracted from literature review, and questionnaire survey of Indian SME’s is done. The responses are further annealed and analysed using a factor analysis technique and ranked with the VIKOR technique.
Findings: The literature was studied, and various challenges were listed and were grouped into six critical latent challenges by using the factor analysis technique, and it was found that Economic constraints tops with the VIKOR technique. The recognition of the outcomes of critical barriers was assumed to be substantial in the current scenario.
Originality/value: Present study reveals that green manufacturing implementation in Indian SME’s faces many challenges. The outcomes of the study will help green manufacturing practitioners, HR executives and managers in the various manufacturing organizations to develop clarity in understanding and developing strategies for the implementation of green manufacturing. Hence, the information obtained from the empirical examination of barriers in implementing green manufacturing will be helpful in improving the overall implementation plan.
Keywords: SMEs; Barriers; VIKOR; Green manufacturing.
Citation: Singh, M., Singh, K. and Sethi, A. (2020), "An empirical investigation and prioritizing critical barriers of green manufacturing implementation practices through VIKOR approach", World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 235-254. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-08-2019-0060