The objective in this paper is to shed light into the design of logistic networks balancing profit and the environment. More specifically we intend to i) determine the main factors influencing environmental performance and costs in logistic networks ii) present a comprehensive framework and mathematical formulation, based on multiobjective programming, integrating all relevant variables in order to explore efficient logistic network configurations iii) present the expected computational results of such formulation and iv) introduce a technique to evaluate the efficiency of existing logistic networks.The European Pulp and Paper Industry will be used to illustrate our findings.

Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), Eco-efficiency, Multi-Objective Programming (MOP), Supply Chain Design, Sustainable Supply Chain
Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis (jel C61), Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction: Other (jel L79), Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting (jel M), Corporate Culture; Social Responsibility (jel M14), Transportation Systems (jel R4)
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Quariguasi Frota Neto, J, Bloemhof-Ruwaard, J.M, van Nunen, J.A.E.E, & van Heck, H.W.G.M. (2006). Designing and Evaluating Sustainable Logistics Networks (No. ERS-2006-003-LIS). ERIM report series research in management Erasmus Research Institute of Management. Erasmus Research Institute of Management. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/7320