Sustainable Design Operations in the Supply Chain: Non-Proﬁt Manufacturer vs. For-Proﬁt Manufacturer
AbstractSustainable design aims to reduce the negative impacts either on people (e.g., create healthy) or on planet (e.g., minimize waste). In other words, sustainable design is the philosophy thattendstoimprovedesignperformancebyincorporatinghealthandsafetyattributes(forpeople), and environmental attributes (for planet) into products. In this paper, we develop an analytical model to examine the sustainable design operations in a supply chain which consists of one retailer and one manufacturer. The manufacturer designs the products by investigating sustainable design efforts, such that the products can better coordinate human needs. Motivated by the real industry practice, we consider two business modes for the manufacturer: a nonproﬁt organization (i.e., a demand quantity seeker) or a commercial ﬁrm (i.e., a proﬁt seeker). We obtain the optimal operational decisions in both the decentralized case and the centralized case, and we also compare the results. Managerial insights are derived, and the efﬁciency of the sustainable design is also discussed. View Full-Text
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Li, Q.; Shen, B. Sustainable Design Operations in the Supply Chain: Non-Proﬁt Manufacturer vs. For-Proﬁt Manufacturer. Sustainability 2016, 8, 639.
Li Q, Shen B. Sustainable Design Operations in the Supply Chain: Non-Proﬁt Manufacturer vs. For-Proﬁt Manufacturer. Sustainability. 2016; 8(7):639.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Qingying; Shen, Bin. 2016. "Sustainable Design Operations in the Supply Chain: Non-Proﬁt Manufacturer vs. For-Proﬁt Manufacturer." Sustainability 8, no. 7: 639.
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