Green supply chain design and planning: the importance of decision integration in optimization models

Bruna Mota, Ana Carvalho, Maria Isabel Gomes, Ana Barbosa Póvoa

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Abstract

Sustainability is more than ever a central concern when deciding a company’s strategy. Stakeholders are continuously pressuring industries to further reduce their environmental impact. In order to achieve that, it is imperative to look for solutions across all of the company’s operations adopting a supply chain view. However, supply chains’ complexity makes this a challenging task. Analysing the sustainability of such complex systems requires the use of capable tools as are optimization models. Several of these models can be found in the literature, mostly focusing on specific issues or specific decisions in the supply chain. Therefore, a research gap is found in models capable of handling a wider variety of decisions. With this work a mixed integer linear programming model is used to demonstrate the impact of including more or less options/decisions on design and planning decisions, and on the environmental performance of a supply chain. A case-study based on a Portuguese pulp and paper company is analysed. The results obtained for different scenarios are examined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOperational Research - IO2017
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages249-257
Number of pages9
Volume223
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-71583-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-71582-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event18th Congress of APDIO, the Portuguese Association of Operational Research, 2017 - Valenca, Portugal
Duration: 28 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference18th Congress of APDIO, the Portuguese Association of Operational Research, 2017
CountryPortugal
CityValenca
Period28/06/1730/06/17

Keywords

  • Decision integration
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Optimization
  • Supply chain
  • Sustainability

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