DHL Supply Chain
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The degradation of the environment has led many governments and customers to pressure businesses to make their operations more environmentally friendly. The case illustrates an effective example of corporate social responsibility. Specifically, it demonstrates how a small increase in a supply chain budget can drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation of LCD TVs from their manufacturing bases to a distribution centre.
This case highlights optimization concepts with the objective of minimizing carbon dioxide emissions. Students get to design (or complete) an Excel template using the SOLVER optimization tool. Students will determine which original design manufacturers will manufacture the TVs and what transportation methods will be used to ship them to the distribution centre. The project lies within the capabilities of undergraduates and MBA students taking analytics courses.
Transportation and Warehousing
China, Large, 2011
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