Scientific article

Energy efficiency optimisation in supply chain networks: impact of inventory management

Publication date2020

This work describes the development of a model to addresssustainability in supply chain networks in comparing environmental impact tocost optimisation. It takes into account the effect of inventory managementpolicies on energy consumption in transportation and storage. This work firstfocusses on a base case with one product type, involving one transportationlink (from the supplier to the distributor) and one storage node. In addition,an extended case is considered, including additionally the transportation fromthe distributor to the customers. Based on real data, our results show that themost energy efficient solution is not necessarily detrimental to the economicprofits. Also, a higher performance does not always mean a higher energyuse: increasing the service level can indeed decrease the energy use. Finally,our analysis shows that the model can be extended to an entire supply chainnetwork

  • Energy
  • Optimisation
  • Supply chain
  • Transportation
  • Inventory management
  • Simulation
Citation (ISO format)
NIESSERON, Charlène et al. Energy efficiency optimisation in supply chain networks: impact of inventory management. In: International Journal of Supply Chain and Inventory Management, 2020, vol. 3, n° 2, p. 93–123. doi: 10.1504/IJSCIM.2020.107237
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ISSN of the journal2054-1007

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