The Carbon Emission Reduction Strategies: An Example of Mobile Phone Logistics
11 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2012
Date Written: November 15, 2012
For logistics service providers, how to meet the customers’ logistics service and maintain the profit simultaneously, and also coordinate the environmental protection practices to voluntary reduced the carbon dioxide emission will be very important environmental management issue. The motivation of this paper is to use the optimal routes planning and estimation model of carbon emission reduction to help the distributor in planning the CO2 emission reduction strategies in mobile phone logistics. First, get the empirical transport data after use of intelligent distribution planning system (IDPS) for optimal routes planning. Second, when considering the priority, speed limits, transportation costs, loading limit, and load capacity with three carbon reduction strategies: practical performance with minimized vehicles, fixed routes with the best services, and the shortest path with minimized vehicles. Then, use of IDPS for optimal routes planning and estimation model of carbon emissions calculate carbon footprint when considering vehicle type, travelling distance, fuel consumption coefficient, and loading rate. Finally, use of the grey relational analysis to evaluate and select the best reduction strategy of carbon emission in integrating qualitative and quantitative factors with profit, distances, logistics requirements and carbon emission. The strategy map of carbon reduction and action plans are demonstrated in considering the operation costs and customer service with long-term business model in meeting environmental policies.
Keywords: logistics service providers, carbon emission reduction, grey relational analysis
JEL Classification: L91, R42
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