New paper published on “Balancing partner preferences for logistics costs and carbon footprint in a horizontal cooperation”

Our paper “Balancing partner preferences for logistics costs and carbon footprint in a horizontal cooperation” has been published in OR Spectrum. In this work, we propose an optimization framework that explicitly accounts for the individual partners’ interests in a context of horizontal supply chain collaboration. We allow all partners to specify their personal preferences regarding a decrease in logistical costs versus a reduction in CO2 emissions.  As such, companies are more likely to accept the solution, and the long-term viability of the collaboration is improved.

The paper is available here: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00291-021-00651-y.

Joint work with Thomas Hacardiaux (UC Louvain), Lotte Verdonck (UHasselt) and Jean-Sébastien Tancrez (UC Louvain).

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