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Facilitating a sustainability-oriented management of retail supply chains

Retail stores are associated not only with high economic flows but also with high operational consumption levels (electricity, paper, plastic bags, etc.). For instance, their usually high energy consumption leads to significant greenhouse gas emissions. These concerns increase when taking into account a retail supply chain perspective, including e.g. distribution stages besides store operation. Within this context, the development of methodological tools that facilitate an integrated economic, environmental and socio-economic management of retail supply chains is required. In this work*, with the participation of the Systems Analysis Unit of IMDEA Energy, a novel methodological framework for the sustainability-oriented management of this type of entity is proposed and applied.

(*) Cristina Álvarez-Rodríguez, Mario Martín-Gamboa, Diego Iribarren (2020). Sustainability-oriented efficiency of retail supply chains: A combination of Life Cycle Assessment and dynamic network Data Envelopment Analysis. Science of the Total Environment 705: 135977. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135977 

More information: Diego Iribarren, Senior Researcher of the System Analysis Unit diego.iribarren@imdea.org

Event Date: 
Friday, May 22, 2020