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Sustainable Future Energy Technology and Supply Chains

A Multi-perspective Analysis

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This book shows business professionals, researchers and students the beneficial role of sustainable energy inside the supply chain. It is organized around case studies and features examples that will contribute to the solution of real-world problems.


Titel: Sustainable Future Energy Technology and Supply Chains
Autoren/Herausgeber: Federica Cucchiella, Lenny Koh (Hrsg.)
Aus der Reihe: Green Energy and Technology
Ausgabe: 2015

ISBN/EAN: 9783319026954

Seitenzahl: 170
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 438 g
Sprache: Englisch

Professor Federica Cucchiella is an aggregate Professor of Managerial Engineering in the Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics, University of L’Aquila. She has a PhD in Management Engineering at the Department of Economics and Technology from Republic of San Marino University. Her principal area of research regards supply chain management, real option and green supply chain. Her research has been published in relevant international journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She is a highly cited author, and one of her articles was one of the most highly cited articles in Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management.Professor Cucchiella has participated in several research projects on natural resources and supply chain management, and she has organized a number of international and national conferences mainly in the field of supply chain and green supply chain management. She has also received scholarships and prizes for academic excellence from various academic institutions and foundations.Professor SC Lenny Koh, BEng (Hons), PhD, is an Associate Dean, Chair Professor in Operations Management, Founder and Director of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Centre, Director of the Faculty’s Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES), and Head of the Operations Management Group, at The University of Sheffield Management School, UK. Her expertise lies in logistics and supply chain management, particularly in low carbon futures and industries, low carbon supply chain, energy supply chain, environment and sustainability science, energy efficiency and uncertainty management. She has also produced a considerable amount of research in production planning and control, enterprise resource planning, and information science.Professor Koh holds a first-class honours degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and a Doctorate in Operations Management. Her work is highly regarded at an international level regarding its novelty, and her work has had a major impact on society, industry and government. She pioneers and leads many highly complex, multi- and inter-disciplinary research projects in the areas of energy, low carbon, sustainability and supply chain. She has over 273 publications in journals, books, edited books, edited proceedings, edited special issues, book chapters, conference papers, technical papers and reports.

This book provides a valuable resource for anyone who wishes to understand how sustainable use of energy can lead to increased efficiency of industrial supply chains and improved financial profitability. The book is organized around real examples and case studies that can be applied to real-world problems. Furthermore, insight is provided by an international panel of contributors, and the book provides comprehensive coverage of current practice and future developments in the evolution of sustainable supply chains and energy consumption.The text underlines how organizations are now looking seriously at supply chain assets in order to help their suppliers retool and focus on renewable energy. Renewable energy technology is a fast growing market with promising financial returns and substantial environmental gains; this book shows how the right management of renewable investments can have significant advantages by: • providing critical opportunities in driving costs down and making renewable energy sources more competitive with conventional energy; • making infrastructure expansion easier; • increasing employment in manufacturing and services supply chains in order to support renewable energy generation; and• mitigating the impacts of climate change. This book is intended for business professionals, researchers and students working in supply chain management or energy management. - Newsletter
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