Designing and Evaluating Sustainable Logistics Networks

31 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2006

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J. Quariguasi Frota Neto

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

Jacqueline M. Bloemhof-Ruwaard

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management; Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM); Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

J.A.E.E. van Nunen

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

E. van Heck

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management

Date Written: February 1, 2006

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Quariguasi Frota Neto, J. and Bloemhof-Ruwaard, Jacqueline M. and van Nunen, Jo and van Heck, Eric, Designing and Evaluating Sustainable Logistics Networks (February 1, 2006). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2006-003-LIS. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=880521

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Jacqueline M. Bloemhof-Ruwaard

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Eric Van Heck

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