State of Art and Research Demands for Simulation Modeling of Green Supply Chains
Markus Rabe and Maik Deininger
Fachgebiet IT in Produktion und Logistik, Fakultät Maschinenbau, Technical University Dortmund, Leonhard-Euler-Str. 5, 44227 Dortmund, Germany
In this paper, we review simulation and modeling techniques focusing on green and sustainable supply chains. We start by introducing green supply chains and the importance of being aware of environmental friendliness. We show how environmental performance is measured and analyzed, and then discuss the extension of green to sustainable supply chains. Taking into account the complex interrelations within supply chains, we give an overview of modeling and simulation techniques. This enables us to explain how supply chain behavior can be predicted and optimized under a set of given objectives. We conclude by suggesting the possibilities provided by modeling and simulating green and sustainable supply chains and propose future research.
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