Designing and Evaluating Sustainable Logistics Networks
31 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2006
Date Written: February 1, 2006
The objective in this paper is to shed light into the design of logistic networks balancing profit and the environment. More specifically we intend to i) determine the main factors influencing environmental performance and costs in logistic networks ii) present a comprehensive framework and mathematical formulation, based on multiobjective programming, integrating all relevant variables in order to explore efficient logistic network configurations iii) present the expected computational results of such formulation and iv) introduce a technique to evaluate the efficiency of existing logistic networks.The European Pulp and Paper Industry will be used to illustrate our findings.
Keywords: Eco-efficiency, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), Multi-Objective Programming (MOP), Supply Chain Design, Sustainable Supply Chain
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