|dc.creator||Mngadi, Mbalenhle Nokukhanya.||
|dc.description||Masters Degree. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 2019.||en_US
|dc.description.abstract||There is a growing need to protect the environment mainly because a clean environment is of
essence for healthy living. One of the means by which automotive component manufacturers
(ACMs) may protect the environment is by implementing green supply chains. Demand for
motor vehicles has been intensified by continued increase in the world’s overall population.
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are producing more vehicles to meet demand and
ACMs are in turn required to produce more component parts to meet OEMs’ demand. The
significance of making sustainable sourcing strategy decisions cannot be overstressed. This is
because sourcing is the backbone of any organisation, with its main aim being to procure critical
components at the lowest possible cost from consistent and reliable suppliers at the best quality.
The adoption of Kraljic’s (1983) purchasing portfolio model is presumed to be used as a sourcing
strategy. The main aim of this research is to understand how ACMs incorporate green elements
in sourcing and to identify drivers and barriers to the implementation of green supply chain.
This cross-sectional study made use of mixed method and data were collected using personally
administered questionnaires to purchasing and logistics employees as well as managers in ACMs
in Prospecton, Durban. Qualitative and quantitative data was analysed using the Statistical
Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 23 and Nvivo 11, respectively. Participation in
the study was voluntary and anonymity of participants was maintained.
Green sourcing is not yet a priority to ACMs and those that are practicing it confirmed that
greening requirements have influenced sourcing. Kraljic’s (1983) model is used extensively by
ACMs in Durban and the model is considered crucial when conducting sourcing.
Recommendations based on findings include; a thorough understanding of the consequences of
the deteriorating environment and contributions ACMs make, ACMs providing trainings and
courses to educate employees on green sourcing and its significance, mitigating barriers to
implementing green sourcing by involving suppliers, customers and government when
|dc.subject.other||Kraljic’s purchasing portfolio.||en_US
|dc.subject.other||Green supply chain management.||en_US
|dc.subject.other||Automotive component manufacturers.||en_US
|dc.title||Green sourcing strategy challenges faced by Automotive Component Manufacturers in Durban, South Africa.||en_US