Overview of Green Supply Chain Management: Operation and Environmental Impact at Different Stages of the Supply Chain

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This paper emphasizes upon the application of Supply Chain Management and adding the 'Green' component to it so as to stress upon the need of environment friendly systems. The growing importance of GSCM is driven mainly by the escalating deterioration of environment. The waste and emissions caused by the supply chain have become one of the main sources of serious environmental problems including global warming and acid rain. One of the key aspects to green supply chains is to improve both economic and environmental performance simultaneously throughout the chains by establishing long-term buyer - supplier relationships.