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Title: Examining sustainability performance in supply chain: The case of the Greek dairy sector
Author(s): Bourlakis, Michael
Maglaras, George
Gallear, David
Fotopoulos, Christos
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Keywords: Sustainability
Sustainability performance indicators
Food supply chain
Greek dairy sector
Issue Date: Jan-2014
Date Deposited: 18-Feb-2014
Citation: Bourlakis M, Maglaras G, Gallear D & Fotopoulos C (2014) Examining sustainability performance in supply chain: The case of the Greek dairy sector. Industrial Marketing Management, 43 (1), pp. 56-66.
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.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2013.08.002
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