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Fourth International Conference on Advances In Social Science, Management and Human Behaviour - SMHB 2016

Challenges of Integrating Sustainability into Supply Chains of Small and Medium Scale Firms

Author(s) : EDWARD S. FEKPE, YVONNE Y. A. DELAPORTE

Abstract

This paper examines the challenges of integrating sustainability into supply chains of small and medium size manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) in a developing country, Ghana. Lack of integration among supply chain partners, lack of commitment on the part of the suppliers limited access to capital, limited resources, and high cost of sustainability implementation are identified as some of the challenges facing SMEs. Education, effective collaboration and communication among supply chain partners are considered key activities that could enhance sustainability integration.

Conference Title : Fourth International Conference on Advances In Social Science, Management and Human Behaviour - SMHB 2016
Conference Date(s) : 15-16 December 2016
Place : Hotel Novotel Roma Est, Rome, Italy
No fo Author(s) : 2
DOI : 10.15224/978-1-63248-116-0-43
Page(s) : 31 - 35
Electronic ISBN : 978-1-63248-116-0
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