The Element Factors for Applying in Green Supply Chain Management of Agricultural Community Enterprises Group in the Northeast of Thailand

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Wannida Sareekham
Jakret Mettathamrong
Anuchavadee Chaithongsri


          The green supply chain management has a role to play a business planning. The entrepreneur must pay attention to being environmentally friendly that is the strategies to create a competitive advantage for learning to change the environment. This research aimed to 1) study the factor for applying green supply chain management of community enterprises, and 2) analyze the factor analysis for applying green supply chain management of community enterprises. The sample consisted of 400 community enterprises in the agricultural sector in the Northeast of Thailand. The data were collected by the questionnaire. Results of this study reveal that the most important factors for applying green supply chain management of community enterprises were the policies and guidelines of the environmental management, followed by operational commitment to green supply chain management and the need to provide the members to work in good and safety environment. The factor analysis for applying green supply chain management of community enterprises by principal component analysis and orthogonal rotation with the varimax method showed that the Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) = .903, the Bartlett’s Test of Sphericity value = .00
The data showed the relationship which can be composed of 7 components that were 1) the strategy and image of the organization, 2) the society and stakeholders, 3) supplier of manufacturing, 4) the market and consumer, 5) the competitor, 6) the rules and regulations, and 7) reverse logistics. The result of the confirmatory factor analysis was conformed to the empirical data by considering the value Chi-square = 490.221, df = 456, Chi-square/df= 1.075, P-value = .130, CFI = .995, GFI = .937, AGFI = .914, RMSEA = .014, RMR = .000 and NFI = .934; and that the good criterion and the model show the development model to be consistent with the empirical data. The models obtained from this research can be further developed, further researched and used to create strategies for competitiveness to be more efficient, cost-effective and profitable in the future.


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Sareekham, W., Mettathamrong, J. ., & Chaithongsri, A. . (2022). The Element Factors for Applying in Green Supply Chain Management of Agricultural Community Enterprises Group in the Northeast of Thailand. JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN TECHNOLOGY, 15(1), 68–83. Retrieved from
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