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Green supply chain decisions – Case-based performance analysis from the food industry

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  • Ala-Harja, Hanne
  • Helo, Petri

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Environmental impacts, such as GHC emissions, have been introduced to supply chain management as an additional parameter to traditional cost, lead-time and on-time delivery. Supply chain management represents a significant source of decisions affecting the eco-efficiency of many products. This paper analyses cases from the food industry, mainly order-picking, transportation, warehousing, and distribution aspects from the greening point of view. Three case examples of decisions in supply chain design in the food industry are considered. The results show dependencies between performance measures. Finally, a framework of decisions and their impact on performance is presented.

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  • Ala-Harja, Hanne & Helo, Petri, 2014. "Green supply chain decisions – Case-based performance analysis from the food industry," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 69(C), pages 97-107.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:69:y:2014:i:c:p:97-107
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tre.2014.05.015
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