Design and Control of Carbon Aware Supply Chains (PhD. Thesis by Kristel Hoen)
July 11, 2013
In this dissertation the impact of carbon emissions on the design and control of supply chains is studied. Increasing awareness for global warming and the role of greenhouse gasses in this has made companies more aware of carbon dioxide emissions caused by supply chains. As a result of this awareness, carbon emission regulations have been developed enforcing companies to incorporate a carbon cost (for certain activities in certain regions). Moreover, companies are voluntarily restricting their carbon emissions by specifying emission reduction targets, as a response to pressure from customers and stakeholders. In this dissertation we develop models with emission regulation and also
with voluntary emission targets.