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The design of sustainable logistics network under uncertainty

  • Lee, Der-Horng
  • Dong, Meng
  • Bian, Wen
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    The design of sustainable logistics network has attracted growing attention with the stringent pressures from environmental and social requirements. This paper proposes a stochastic programming based approach to account for the design of sustainable logistics network under uncertainty. A solution approach integrating the sample average approximation scheme with an importance sampling strategy is developed. A case study involving a large-scale sustainable logistics network in Asia Pacific region is presented to demonstrate the significance of the developed stochastic model and the efficiency of the proposed solution approach.

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

    Volume (Year): 128 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 (November)
    Pages: 159-166

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:proeco:v:128:y:2010:i:1:p:159-166
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