Dynamic Supply Chain Greening Analysis

  • Armin JabbarzadehEmail author
  • Behnam Fahimnia
Part of the Greening of Industry Networks Studies book series (GINS, volume 4)


Greening of supply chain operations is best to be addressed at the network design phase where strategic facility location, technology and transport mode decisions are made. This has been an important area of research focus for almost a decade now. Given the increasing frequency and intensity of disruptive events facing today’s organizations, the greening analyses of supply chains need to take into consideration how the economic and environmental performance of the supply chain can be affected in the face of unanticipated disruptions. Thus, static greening analysis is simplistic and achieving a truly green supply chain requires a dynamic analysis to develop robust supply chains whose sustainability performance remains unaffected or only lightly affected by disruptions of various types. This chapter presents a framework and optimization model for dynamic sustainability analysis. A numerical example is presented to illustrate the application of the approach in performing tradeoff analysis in business-as-usual and disruption circumstances.


Supply chain network design Dynamic greening analysis Sustainability Green Supply chain resilience Disruption risk 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney Business SchoolThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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