A methodological framework for green logistics networks under periodic review replenishment policies Conference Paper uri icon


  • In this manuscript we propose a methodological framework for evaluating the cost and CO2 emissions trade-offs of implementing periodic review inventory planning policies at each node of a frequently encountered in practise multi-echelon logistics network design instance. The proposed methodology determines optimal order delivery frequencies and stock levels at each node and its application is further illustrated through a real-wold case study of a white goods retailer's logistics network. Various managerial insights are obtained, while it is further documented that a CO2 optimal solution results in lower transportation frequencies and thus in lower transportation CO2 emissions and costs, but also, in higher holding and backorder costs.

published proceedings

  • OR56 Annual Conference - Keynote Papers

author list (cited authors)

  • Iakovou, E., Mallidis, I., Vlachos, D., & Dekker, R.

complete list of authors

  • Iakovou, E||Mallidis, I||Vlachos, D||Dekker, R

publication date

  • January 2014