This article compares the energy consumption and CO2 emissions of supply chains in Belgium, France and UK looking in particular at, jeans, yogurts, apples, tomatoes and furniture. We use a generic methodology that allows comparability across the supply chain of products, supply chains, and countries. Our benchmarking show relatively high emissions for maritime transport and the consumer leg, while logistics activities such as storage and road freight exhibit relatively low emissions. The influences of distance, retail type, area density and consumer behaviour are also examined. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
- Supply chain management
- Supply chain carbon footprint
- Energy efficient logistics
- Benchmarking energy efficiency
[Rizet, Christophe] Univ Paris Est, IFSTTAR, DEST, F-93166 Noisy Le Grand, France; [Browne, Michael; Leonardi, Jacques] Univ Westminster, London NW1 5LS, England; [Cornelis, Eric] Univ Namur, B-5000 Namur, Belgium
Rizet, C (reprint author), Univ Paris Est, IFSTTAR, DEST, F-93166 Noisy Le Grand, France.