Dr. Aries Susanty ST

Dr. Aries Susanty ST |Clyto Access

Lecturer and Researcher, Indonesia


Expertise: Supply chain modeling, Supply chain governance, Supply chain policy, Green supply chain, Procurement, Logistics strategy


Dr. Aries Susanty ST academic career began with the appointment as a lecturer in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Diponegoro in 1999.  She has been a part-time lecturer in University of Mercu Buana for Magister Management Program since 2009 and Telkom University for international Class Program since 2016. She has also served as the senior researcher on Institute of Corporate Governance since 2007, a non-governmental organisation in the field of governance. She is currently the chairman of Laboratory of Optimisation and Industrial System in the Department of Industrial Engineering, a position she has held since 2011. 
She obtained her Master Degree and Doctoral Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology in 2000 and 2008. As academic, Aries Susanty has contributed extensively in research and in the Engineering Profession. She has conducted research in the area of supply chain modeling, supply chain governance, supply chain policy, green supply chain, procurement, and logistics strategy. She has also has conducted an amount of research in the area of management and organisation. The result of her research has been written in more than 50 technical papers which are published in internationally refereed journals and conference. She also had written 5 books in the field of the governance system.  



Title: Green Supply Chain Performance In Furniture Industry Level Of Implementation And Its impact To SMEs Performance


The Indonesia’s wood-based industry has significant contribution to the national incomeearning through value added products such as furniture. In 2012, the value of furnitureexport is US$ 1.79 billion.The significant contribution of the furniture industry to the national income iscontrary with problems faced by this industry.In the downstream side, the furniture industry faces problems of forestry practice problem (e.g., illegal logging). In this case, theenterprises in the furniture industry can eliminate the practice of illegal logging byincreasing their use of certified timber from suppliers. However, most enterprises inJepara have very limited knowledge of such certification and their relevance to thesustainability of their business. In the midstream sides, the furnitureindustry faced with solid waste generation problem. Furniture industry throws away anamount of wooden residue from the manufacturing process. The types of residues varyaccording to types of manufacturing process such as residues from sawmills, residuesfrom plywood mills, and residues from wooden furniture manufacturing. The untreated residues can cause many damages both economic andenvironmental. So, treating this residue is important for the furniture industry toovercome the problem related to solid waste generation. Then, in the upstream sides, the furnitureindustry faced fierce competition with China and Vietnam in both the domestic andinternational markets and the distribution problem. The enterprise and the customer rarelyhave the same location. The size of finished product and the difficulty in handling makethe furniture product have high transport cost. Besides that, there is another issue whenthe enterprise distributes the final product to their consumers, i.e. the choice of mode oftransportation and route of distribution. The choice of mode of transportation and route ofdistribution not only related to the profit gained by the enterprise, but also the best choiceof mode and route distribution will have an impact on the environment since it will bereducing the amount of carbon dioxide emissions discharged into the environment. Thiscondition is also relevant for the process of delivery of raw material (wood) from thesuppliers to the enterprise.Based on the explanation of several problems faced by the furniture industry, it seemsthat the supply chain of furniture industry is vulnerable to environmental exploitations.So, it has become imperative to integrate the green or sustainable management practicesinto their supply chain (or green supply chain management/GSCM) in order to reduce its impact to environmental and maintaincompetitive advantage.


To know the level ofimplementation of GSCM in furniture industry, we have already measure and evaluate the GSCM practice of the furniture industry in Jepara, Central Java using green supply chainoperations reference model (GreenSCOR). The result ofmeasurement indicated that the enterprises in the category large scale andin-house manufacturing outdoor have a better aggregate value of the sum totalof performance index of each indicator for the implementation of GSCMpractices compared with medium scale and in-house manufacturing indoor Besides the measurement with GreenSCOR, we also have already conduct a study about the differences of effect of GSCM practice on enterprise performance and  also  conduct the study about the significant effect of GSCM practice on enterprise performance. This study not only conducted in Jepara, but also in Semarang and Kudus. The result of this study indicated that not all GSCM practice have significant positive effect on economic performance. For the medium scale of enterprise and in-house manufacturing outdoor, GSCM practice that belong to internal environmental management practice cannot give significant positive effect to economic performance. Different with economic performance, all GSCM practice can give positive effect on the environmental performance for large and medium scale enterprise and also for in-house manufacturing indoor and outdoor.





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