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Chaabane, Amin, Ramudhin, Amar and Paquet, Marc. 2010. « Optimization and evaluation of sustainable supply chains ». In 8th ENIM IFAC International Conference of Modeling and Simulation : Evaluation and optimization of innovative production systems of goods and services ; MOSIM’10 (Hammamet, Tunisia, May 10-12, 2010)

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Increasing environmental concerns together with legislations are forcing industries to take a fresh look at the impact of their supply chain operations on the environment. This paper introduces a mixed-integer linear programming based framework for sustainable supply chain design that considers life cycle assessment (LCA) principles in addition to the traditional material balance constraints at each node in the supply chain. Indeed, the framework distinguishes between solid and liquid wastes, as well as gaseous emissions due to various production processes and transportation. The framework is used to evaluate the tradeoffs between economic and environmental objectives under various cost and operating strategies for an aluminum company. The results suggest that current legislation and Emission Trading Schemes (ETS) must be strengthened and harmonized at the global level in order to drive a meaningful environmental strategy.

Item Type: Conference proceeding
Chaabane, Amin
Ramudhin, Amar
Paquet, Marc
Affiliation: Génie de la production automatisée
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2017 16:21
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2019 19:39

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