The impact of supply chain quality integration on green supply chain management and environmental performance

Yubing Yu, Min Zhang, Baofeng Huo

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This study develops a model to investigate the relationships between supply chain quality integration (SCQI) (supplier quality integration and customer quality integration), green supply chain management (GSCM) (green purchasing and customer green cooperation) and environmental performance. The model is empirically tested using data collected from 308 manufacturing companies in China. We find that supplier and customer quality integration have positive impact on green purchasing and customer green cooperation, which improve environmental performance. Supplier and customer quality integration also influence environmental performance indirectly through green purchasing and customer green cooperation. The results provide insights into the mechanisms through which SCQI influences environmental performance, and clarify the complex relationships between SCQI and GSCM, contributing to the quality management and green management literature and practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1110-1125
Number of pages16
JournalTotal Quality Management & Business Excellence
Issue number9-10
Early online date31 Jul 2017
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2019


  • Supplier Quality Integration
  • Customer Quality Integration
  • Green Purchasing
  • Customer Green Cooperation
  • Environmental Performance

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