A Hierarchical Approach for Evaluating Energy Trade-offs in Supply Chains
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2013

Supply chain design and operational decisions may impact the energy needed to keep the products flowing through to the customers. It is a challenge to determine the energy consumption and even more challenging to understand the impact of design and operational decisions on the energy consumption along the supply chain. This paper presents a hierarchical simulation based approach for estimating the energy consumption to keep the products flowing through a supply chain. System dynamics simulation is used at a high abstraction level to understand the major factors that may affect the energy consumption. Discrete event simulation is then used to delve down in detail for evaluating the critical stages in the supply chain. A case study for a closed loop supply chain of forklift brakes is used as an example of application of the approach. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

sustainable production

Forklift

Production

Supply Chain

simulation

Författare

Sanjay Jain

George Washington University

Erik Lindskog

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Jon Larborn

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Björn Johansson

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

International Journal of Production Economics

0925-5273 (ISSN)

Vol. 146 2 411-422

Ämneskategorier

Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

Annan teknik

Energisystem

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Styrkeområden

Produktion

DOI

10.1016/j.ijpe.2013.03.015