Quotation Treitl, Stefan. 2011. The economic and environmental performance of distribution networks: A case study from the petrochemical industry. 3rd Rapid Modeling Conference 2011, Leuven, Belgien, 12.09-14.09.


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Designing a company's distribution network is a challenging task that requires the consideration of different aspects. In this respect, especially trade-offs between, for example, operational costs and customer service are the focus of the companies' attention. However, growing concerns of governments and customers about environmental protection have raised awareness towards the environmental impact of operations. Activities associated with the distribution of products, i.e. transportation and warehousing, are not yet subject to strict environmental regulations, but this situation is expected to change soon. Companies must, therefore, start to concentrate not only on economic but also on environmental aspects in the design of their supply chain. Based on a case study from the petrochemical industry, this paper presents a way to combine both, economic as well as environmental criteria, when evaluating (strategic) distribution network design decisions. The results show a trade-off between total (distribution) costs and transport carbon emissions.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title The economic and environmental performance of distribution networks: A case study from the petrochemical industry
Event 3rd Rapid Modeling Conference 2011
Year 2011
Date 12.09-14.09
Country Belgium
Location Leuven
URL https://www.econ.kuleuven.be/eng/tew/academic/prodbel/RMC2011/default.htm

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