Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Core Enterprise's Partner Selection in a Green Supply Chain
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management.
University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Core enterprise is the center of Green Supply Chain (GSC) and it helps partners to meet the environmental standards and to improve GSC’s performance. However there are two questions for core enterprise when it establishes GSC: What roles do core enterprise play in GSC? How does core enterprise improve GSC’s performance? What criterions are considered when core enterprise chooses partners in GSC?


In order to answer these questions, this paper will use following methods: firstly, Analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and Analytic network process (ANP) have be used to study on three research companies (IKEA, TOYOTA and Apple); Secondly, six interviews with research companies’ employees.


After case study, the results show that when core enterprise chooses partners, it will draw up some criterions and sub-standards for partners to fulfill. Furthermore, core enterprise plays the roles as GSC’s builder, director, coordinator, and designer in the system.


Finally, this paper answered the research questions: Firstly, in order to improve the performance of GSC, core enterprise should direct all partners in GSC to save materials and recycle waste in each link of GSC. Secondly, core enterprise can use four criterions to choose partners. These criterions are: environmental management performance, product-related elements, production-service levels, and enterprise culture.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 63 p.
Keyword [en]
green supply chain, core enterprise, AHP analysis, ANP model, partner selection
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-10833Archive number: TEX111004OAI: diva2:454112
Subject / course
Industrial engineering and management
Educational program
Management of logistics and innovation (Sweden – China) – master’s programme (one year) (in eng)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-11-16 Created: 2011-11-05 Last updated: 2011-11-16Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Core Enterprise's Partner Selection in a Green Supply Chain(803 kB)539 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 803 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land ManagementCenter for Logistics and Innovative Production
Transport Systems and Logistics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 539 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 339 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link