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The Design of Green Supply Chains under Carbon Policies: A Literature Review of Quantitative Models

Zhitao Xu (), Adel Elomri (), Shaligram Pokharel () and Fatih Mutlu ()
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Zhitao Xu: College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 29 Jiangjun Avenue, Nanjing 211106, China
Adel Elomri: Division of Engineering Management and Decision Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar
Shaligram Pokharel: Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
Fatih Mutlu: ICRON Technologies, Istanbul 34467, Turkey

Sustainability, 2019, vol. 11, issue 11, 1-20

Abstract: Carbon footprinting of products and services is getting increasing attention due to the growing emphasis on carbon related policies in many countries. As a result, many enterprises are focusing on the design of green supply chains (GSCs) with research on supply chains (SCs) focused not only on cost efficiency, but also on its environmental consequences. The review presented in this paper focuses on the implications of carbon policies on SCs. The concept of content analysis is used to retrieve and analyze the information regarding drivers (carbon policies), actors (for example, manufacturers and retailers), methodologies (mathematical modeling techniques), decision-making contexts (such as, facility location and order quantity), and emission reduction opportunities. The review shows a lack of emissions analysis of SCs that face carbon policies in different countries. The research also focuses on the design of carbon policies for emissions reduction in different operating situations. Some possible research directions are also discussed at the end of this review.

Keywords: supply chain management; carbon policy; carbon emission; sustainability; green supply chains (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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