A multi-stage stochastic program for the sustainable design of biofuel supply chain networks under biomass supply uncertainty and disruption risk: A real-life case study

Mohammad Fattahi, Kannan Govindan*

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Abstract

We focus on design and planning of a biofuel supply chain (SC) network from biomass to demand centers where biomass supply is stochastic and seasonal, and facilities’ capacity varies randomly because of possible disruptions. We propose a cost-efficient multi-stage stochastic program in which the greenhouse gas emissions are mitigated and the social impact of the SC is considered. A rolling horizon procedure is presented to implement and evaluate the stochastic model solution. Computational results on a real-life case study demonstrate the proposed optimization tools’ applicability as well as the effect of disruption risk and sustainability dimensions on biofuel SC planning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-567
Number of pages34
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Volume118
Early online date18 Sep 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes

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