Ecologically friendly sourcing in developing countries: a non-food case study

De Leeuw, S. ORCID: 0000-0003-3056-8775, Dullaert, W. and Ouaderzan, A., 2017. Ecologically friendly sourcing in developing countries: a non-food case study. Logistics, 1 (1), p. 6. ISSN 2305-6290

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how nearby sourcing versus long-distance sourcing affects the ecological friendliness - operationalized in terms of energy efficiency - of a supply chain for a non-food item in a developing country. Using case research, we show that the average energy needed to supply a pair of imported shoes to a retailer in Morocco is less than the average energy needed to supply a pair of locally produced shoes. These findings highlight the need to assess the true total energy effects of nearby sourcing versus long-distance sourcing since the outcomes of such assessments may be more complicated than they appear upon first glance, particularly in developing countries.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Logistics
Creators: De Leeuw, S., Dullaert, W. and Ouaderzan, A.
Date: 17 August 2017
Volume: 1
Number: 1
ISSN: 2305-6290
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10.3390/logistics1010006DOI
logistics1010006Publisher Item Identifier
Rights: © 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 20 Oct 2017 07:58
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 07:58
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31840

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