Evaluation of the green supply chain management practices: A novel neutrosophic approach

M. Abdel-Baset*, Victor Chang, Abduallah Gamal

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

214 Citations (Scopus)


To attain competitive advantages and promote environmental performance, a proactive approach called green supply chain management (GSCM), has been extensively employed. In this paper, we use the robust ranking technique with neutrosophic set to handle practices and performances in GSCM. We evaluate GSCM practices using the robust ranking technique in order to detect practices leading to better economic and environmental performances. We employ the neutrosophic set theory to handle vague data, imprecise knowledge, incomplete information and linguistic imprecision. The efficiency of the proposed method is evaluated by using the first case study from petroleum industry in Egypt and the second case study from manufacturing firm in China. The results display that “reverse logistics”, “supplier environmental collaboration”, “carbon management” are the significant in GSCM practices. Both case studies verified that our proposal could be adopted for effectiveness and improvement. Our work could help managers and decision makers to become more environmentally responsible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-220
Number of pages11
JournalComputers in Industry
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


  • Environmental performance
  • Green supply chain management (GSCM)
  • Neutrosophic set
  • Robust ranking


Dive into the research topics of 'Evaluation of the green supply chain management practices: A novel neutrosophic approach'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this