A literature review on green supply chain modelling for optimising CO2 emission

Ashkan Memari*, Abd Rahman Abdul Rahim, Robiah Ahmad, Adnan Hassan

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Global warming impacts are becoming more visible in our daily life. Supply chain activities and many logistics activities are the leading sources of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) emission and environmental pollutions. These issues have raised concerns to reduce CO2 emissions amount through design and planning of supply chain networks. Operations research has been recognised by many studies as an effective tool to deal with CO2 emission in design and planning of green supply chains. To date, a number of literature reviews have highlighted the contribution of operations research to green supply chain management with broader areas of focus. In this paper, we present a review which highlights the operations research contribution to recent green supply chain and logistics literature which specifically focuses on planning and control of supply chain activities with respect to CO2 emission. Finally, we propose some possible areas for further developments of current studies and directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-525
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Operational Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


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