Environmental effect for a complex green supply-chain management to control waste: A sustainable approach

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The blood platelets are a highly perishable product that requires accurate management. The concept of going green has become a necessity nowadays. The environmental concepts have been integrated in the supply-chain management in this study to design a complex multi-stage green supply-chain management of a highly perishable blood product. The main objective of this study is to minimize duplication by successful decision-making about locationallocation of blood facilities and develop an efficient network for blood platelet collection and distribution. This study incorporates green practices into the design of a dynamic supply chain management in the field of healthcare to reduce carbon emissions and ensure green platelet collection and delivery, while reducing the overall dynamic green supply chain costs. In addition, the proposed model helps to identify and determine candidate locations for blood services to meet patient demands and to build an effective network. The model is evaluated and validated through computational tests, while taking a specific case study in South Korea into consideration. The numerical results show that by managing waste generation the dynamic green supply chain can make a big difference to the environment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number122919
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec 20

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Yonsei University Research Fund of 2019 ( 2019-22-0198 ).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Elsevier Ltd

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Strategy and Management


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