Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Operations and Supply Chain Management

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Operations and Supply Chain Management

Energy Economics. November
2012, Vol. 34, Issue 1, Pages S64-S74

The experiences of the largest corporation in the world and those of a start-up company show how companies can profitably reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their supply chains. The operations management literature suggests additional opportunities to profitably reduce emissions in existing supply chains, and provides guidance for expanding the capacity of new “zero emission” supply chains. The potential for companies to profitably reduce emissions is substantial but (without effective climate policy) likely insufficient to avert dangerous climate change.