A hybrid Simulation model for Green Logistics Assessment in Automotive Industry

Abduaziz, Oumer and Jack, Kie Cheng and Razman, Mat Tahar and Ramaraju, Ramgopal Varma (2015) A hybrid Simulation model for Green Logistics Assessment in Automotive Industry. Procedia Engineering, 100. pp. 960-969. ISSN 1877-7058

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to assess green logistics practices in automotive industry by using simulation method. In automotive industry logistics involves the integration of manufacturing, assembly, and distribution activities. The proposed model will assist decision makers acquire an in-depth understanding of environmental impacts and costs associated. The main issues that should be considered include: Carbon Dioxide (CO)emission, re-use and recycling of material, waste disposal and energy utilization. A combined model of system dynamics (SD) and discrete event simulation (DES) will be used. The trade-offs between costs and environmental protection will be analyzed. The results indicate that there exist positive tradeoffs between green practices (CO2reduction, promoting recycling, and water and energy conservation) and operational costs.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 25th DAAAM International Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing and Automation, 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green Logistics; Hybrid Simulation; Discrete-event simulation; System dynamics simulation; Automotive industry; Transportation
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Management
Depositing User: Suhara
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2015 03:34
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2015 03:34
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/8886
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