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Green Logistics by Michael Browne, Anthony Whiteing, Sharon Cullinane, Alan McKinnon

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Restructuring of logistics systems and supply chains

Irina Harris, Vasco Sanchez Rodrigues, Mohamed Naim and Christine Mumford

INTRODUCTION

This chapter aims to review the current state of knowledge on the structural design of supply chain and logistics systems. Structural issues include physical flows, location of facilities and the use of information in decision-making protocols. In particular we will discuss the implications of dynamic behaviour and uncertainty of supply chain performance. We will determine the extent to which environmental criteria are being utilized in supply chain design vis-à-vis traditional cost and customer service ...

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