Facility location decisions with environmental considerations. A case study from the petrochemical industry

Treitl, Stefan and Jammernegg, Werner (2014) Facility location decisions with environmental considerations. A case study from the petrochemical industry. Journal of Business Economics, 84 (5). pp. 639-664. ISSN 1861-8928


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The recently growing concerns of customers and governments about environmental protection and greenhouse gas reduction have forced companies to integrate the topic of environmental sustainability into their decision making. Facility location decisions are of special relevance in this respect because of their strategic nature. Furthermore, many different trade-offs must be considered, for example between operational costs and customer service. But as soon as environmental issues are concerned, other critical issues must be considered as well. Based on a case study from the petrochemical industry, this paper extends two basic facility location models and shows the impact of distribution network-design decisions on the economic and environmental performance of the company. The results show a trade-off between total (distribution) costs and transport carbon emissions. (authors' abstract)

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: Distribution network-design / transport carbon emissions / sustainability / case study
Classification Codes: JEL M10, R30, Q51
Divisions: Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Produktionsmanagement > Reiner
Version of the Document: Accepted for Publication
Variance from Published Version: None
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2015 15:23
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 10:04
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/68388/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/4437


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