A neutrosophic approach to evaluate the factors affecting performance and theory of sustainable supply chain management: application to textile industry

Aytekin A., Okoth B. O., Korucuk S., Karamaşa Ç., Tirkolaee E. B.

MANAGEMENT DECISION, vol.61, no.2, pp.506-529, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/md-05-2022-0588
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Periodicals Index Online, ABI/INFORM, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, INSPEC, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.506-529
  • Keywords: Sustainable supply chain management, Supply chain performance, Supply chain theory, Neutrosophic set, MULTIMOORA-mGqNN method, ENVIRONMENTAL-MANAGEMENT, FUZZY, MULTIMOORA, IMPACT, OPTIMIZATION, INTEGRATION, FRAMEWORK, SELECTION, COLLABORATION, TRENDS
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose Sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) practices and policies are necessary for businesses that seek to take part in international markets and ensure any form of competitiveness. Over time, and especially in the recent past, researchers, governments, and other policymakers have made use of broad and systematic approaches and come to appreciate the value-enhancing activities of sustainability. Design/methodology/approach Businesses have embraced the integration of sustainable policies and practices within the supply chain as a critical step in ensuring the efficiency of their operations. It is clear in previous studies and operational programs of enterprises that SSCM practices accord businesses certain benefits including improving their environmental, social, and economic performance, and increasing their ecological awareness by way of influencing performance elements within supply networks in enterprises. The study examines the factors influencing performance and theories of SSCM using a neutrosophic method in the textile industry. Findings SSCM performance is thus of great importance in ensuring business success and competitiveness, realizing customer satisfaction, and leaving the environment in a desirable state for future generations. Performance management, by assisting in the decision-making by managers and ensuring an adequate level of internal interaction, is an integral part of assimilating sustainability management into businesses. SSCM theories also have a strong impact on the determination of the sources of competitive advantage through effective utilization of business capabilities to solve environmental and social challenges that may affect business performance. Originality/value In line with the benefits highlighted, this study seeks to evaluate and select the factors affecting SSCM performance and theory in textile enterprises with corporate identity in Ordu and Giresun provinces following a neutrosophic approach. To this end, the elements obtained from the literature review are evaluated using the MULTIMOORA-mGqNN method.