Green supply chains with carbon trading and environmental sourcing: Formulation and life cycle assessment

Tarek Abdallah*, Ali Farhat, Ali Diabat, Scott Kennedy

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Abstract

Industry practitioners and policy makers are under increasing pressure to continuously reduce the negative environmental impact of their supply chains. An original equipment manufacturer that is concerned with minimizing the environmental impact of its activities should choose its suppliers based on the trade-off between costs and respective emissions. This decision requires the manufacturer to coordinate closely with its suppliers in order to achieve the required level of emissions. In this paper, we develop a mixed integer program for the carbon-sensitive supply chain that minimizes emissions throughout the supply chain by taking into consideration green procurement also known as environmental sourcing. A sample case study is presented with a life cycle assessment of three scenarios based on different carbon emissions costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4271-4285
Number of pages15
JournalApplied Mathematical Modelling
Volume36
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Carbon market
  • Emissions trading
  • Green procurement
  • Green supply chain
  • Kyoto protocol
  • Life cycle assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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