Environmental Impact of Supply Chains

Georgiana, Brînză
June 2012
Ovidius University Annals, Series Economic Sciences;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p348
Academic Journal
In this research we create a method to transform the savings/ decrease in CO2 into quality increase in physical distribution. And the method consists in finding the right allocation of environmental impact (in terms of CO2 amount) from the distribution activity to every end product. We need to observe and calculate the amount of CO2 in order to know how much CO2 needs to be allocated to every product. The mechanism consists in offering to end-customers the possibility of selecting the distribution method they want: they can choose a high distribution level of service with increased environmental impact and, therefore, an extra cost for the customer; or they can select the distribution way with a lower environmental impact, case where they will receive a corresponding discount.


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