Green facility location

J.C. Velázquez Martínez, J.C. Fransoo

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Transportation is one of the main contributing factors of global carbon emissions, and thus, when dealing with facility location models in a distribution context, transportation emissions may be substantially higher than the emissions due to production or storage. Because facility location models define the configuration of deliveries, green location models become an important alternative to reduce CO2 emissions in logistics.This chapter presents a variety of green location models that include the estimation of carbon emissions. It also provides basic guidelines in understanding these models in comparison with cost minimization models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Supply Chains
EditorsY. Bouchery, C.J. Corbett, J.C. Fransoo, T. Tan
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-29789-7
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Supply Chain Management


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