Abstract: Earlier studies had indicated that lack of awareness pose the most significant barrier to sustainable procurement implementation among procurement managers. This situation will cause many problems such as carbon emissions waste production and water consumption. The purpose of this study is to determine the extent of sustainable procurement practices amongst procurement managers in the furniture manufacturing industry located in Batu Pahat, Malaysia. The researcher conducted interviews with six managers. The audio-recordings of the interview protocols were transcribed and the data were analyzed using three methods which are data reduction, data displays and conclusion drawing. The findings of this study indicate that most of the companies purchase materials which are more environmental friendly and collect waste material for recycling purposes. This study is important for the manufacturing industry as a guideline to implement sustainable procurement practices in their operation and production processes.
Shiau Wei Chan, Mohd Ezree Abdullah, Izzuddin Zaman and Pei Pei Fong, 2016. Identification of Sustainable Procurement in Manufacturing Industry. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11: 2141-2145.