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Green supply chain management: the development of supply chain carbon maps

Acquaye, Adolf, Barrett, Paul, Topi, Corrado, Glew, David, Kuylenstierna, Johan, Barrett, John W., Koh, S.C. Lenny, McQueen-Mason, Simon (2012) Green supply chain management: the development of supply chain carbon maps. International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics, 3 (3). pp. 175-192. ISSN 1756-5154. (doi:10.1504/IJEME.2012.049891) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In recent times, environmental thinking has become a prominent feature in the design of supply chain networks leading to the concepts of low carbon supply chains and green supply chain management. Understanding the sources and levels of emissions within the supply chain is the first step needed to fully design a low carbon supply chain. This paper helps to develop the concept of supply chain carbon map which provides a visual representation of the sources, levels of emissions and hotspots at a whole supply chain level. This is developed within an extended system framework using the hybrid lifecycle assessment methodology to generate carbon emissions for a mono crystalline silicon PV system and using a multi-regional input-output model to ensure system boundary completeness. The paper also discusses how the development of a whole supply chain perspective of carbon maps ensures that collaborative supply chain networks of firms can be mapped hence firms can gain a better understanding of their supply chain impacts and therefore help its sustainable management.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1504/IJEME.2012.049891
Uncontrolled keywords: green supply chains; green SCM; supply chain management; lifecycle assessment; LCA; carbon maps; carbon emissions; CO2; carbon dioxide; collaborative supply chains; supply chain networks.
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Organisation (CLHO)
Depositing User: Cathy Norman
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2013 13:38 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35214 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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