energy, emission, hazardous, chemical and solid waste(Olugu, Wong & Shaharoun 2010). Today, in order to have a competitive product in the marketplace, it is fundamental to have a competitive supply chain integrated with lean, agile, resilient and green (LARG) philosophies (Cabral,Grilo, and Cruz-Machado 2012). Across regions, the progress on GSCM practices varies considerably (Friedman 2008; Jabbour et al. 2013).Government regulations in Europe over the last half decade –including REACH (dealing with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances), RoHS (dealing with Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) and the emission trading scheme –are driving strategic attention to sustainability (Liu et al.2011, 2012) Many researchers ( Zhu, Sarkis,and Geng 2005; Linton, Klassen, and Jayaraman 2007) consider the discussion and investigation of GSCM in the literature to be in the developmental stage where hardly adequate theoretical base to study the linkages of GSCM have been explored. Indeed, much of the research in the area of GSCM is more prescriptive, rather than explanatory or predictive in nature. Various academics have suggested various perspective about GSCM. Works such as Srivastava (2007) discussed reverse logistics, whereas Birou, Fawcett, and Magnon (1998), and Stonebraker and Liao (2006) discussed lifecycle analysis. But the key themes that came out of the GSCM literature over the last 20 years are the concepts of green design, green operations, reverse logistics, waste management and green manufacturing (Srivastava 2007).GSCM is grounded on the framework of traditional supply chain management (SCM). TABLE I: Concepts and models related to environmental issues have been suggested by different
ISSN 2320-5407 International Journal of Advanced Research (2016), Volume 4, Issue 5, 385-390387 researchers is summarized inthe following table (Source: Kshitij Dashore and Nagendra Sohani, April 2013) YearTitleAuthorDescription2012 An Overview of Green Supply Chain Management in India Nimawat Dheeraj & Namdev Vishal The paper seeks out environmental performance index (EPI) of India and four activities of the green supply chain management; namely green purchasing, green manufacturing, green marketing and reverse logistics. 2012 Examining Green Production and its Role within the Competitive Strategy of Manufacturing Tim Banies, Steve Brown, Ornella Benedettini, Peter Ball It relates and summarizes the core knowledge on green production, aligns to production and operations management prospective. 2012 A Hierarchical Framework of Barriers to Green Supply Chain Management in the Construction Sector Sreejith Balasubramanian In this paper barriers are identified and then they are classified as external and internal barriers to the organization which help policy makers to focus on specific barriers important to the adoption of GSCM in the UAE construction sector.