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Shipping or local production? CO2 impact of a strategic decision: An automotive industry case study

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  • Nieuwenhuis, Paul
  • Beresford, Anthony
  • Choi, Andrew Ki-Young
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    For Asian manufacturers the trade-off between shipping from domestic plants and investing in transplant facilities is of particular importance. Korean vehicles indirectly account for significant amounts of greenhouse gases as they travel. Here, an established transport cost model is adapted to track CO2 emissions along the built-up vehicle supply chain from the final assembly plant to a local distribution location, taking the cases of Hyundai and Kia, such that initial estimates of the environmental impact of both the Korea–US and the Korea–Europe automotive supply chains may be made. It is found that in both cases the local option, even using road-based distribution, leads to significantly lower emissions than seaborne sourcing direct from South Korea.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Journal of Production Economics.

    Volume (Year): 140 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 138-148

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:proeco:v:140:y:2012:i:1:p:138-148

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    Keywords: Logistics; Supply chain; Automotive industry; Carbon dioxide emissions; Shipping;

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    1. Hahn, Chan K. & Duplaga, Edward A. & Kim, Kee Young, 1994. "Production/sales interface: MPS at Hyundai motor," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 37(1), pages 5-17, November.
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    1. Bourlakis, Michael & Maglaras, George & Aktas, Emel & Gallear, David & Fotopoulos, Christos, 2014. "Firm size and sustainable performance in food supply chains: Insights from Greek SMEs," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 152(C), pages 112-130.
    2. Jain, Sanjay & Lindskog, Erik & Andersson, Jon & Johansson, Björn, 2013. "A hierarchical approach for evaluating energy trade-offs in supply chains," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 146(2), pages 411-422.
    3. Yusuf, Yahaya Y. & Gunasekaran, A. & Musa, Ahmed & El-Berishy, Nagham M. & Abubakar, Tijjani & Ambursa, Hafsat M., 2013. "The UK oil and gas supply chains: An empirical analysis of adoption of sustainable measures and performance outcomes," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 146(2), pages 501-514.
    4. Lai, Kee-hung & Wong, Christina W.Y. & Veus Lun, Y.H. & Cheng, T.C.E., 2013. "Shipping design for compliance and the performance contingencies for shipping firms," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 55(C), pages 74-83.

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