Measurement and reduction of CO2: emissions of the logistical processes, by Hande Koc (with Philips)
June 8, 2013
This master thesis investigates the factors which have an impact on carbon dioxide emissions resulting from transportation activities. The determinants of the transparency of the logistical carbon footprint are discussed and suggestions for increasing the transparency of Philips’ emissions are presented. Several opportunities to decrease transport related carbon emissions are identified and assessed in terms of their estimated impact, feasibility and cost. Most promising options for Philips are determined as increasing load factor, transport type shift/intermodal transportation, increasing forecast accuracy and inventory management. The impacts of most promising options on emissions are analyzed in detail. Insights and recommendations for implementation of the analyzed options are presented.