Measuring water risk: a survey of supply chain management topics

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Abstract

Sustainability has long been recognized as a fundamental practice in manufacturing. In recent years, firms have been devoting resources to reduce their carbon footprint, greenhouse gas emissions, and water use. In this paper, we review the literature related to the problem of measuring and acting upon water risk in the supply chain. Unlike other environmental concerns, water risk is a local phenomenon that needs to be quantified at the catchment level. Thus, the impact of a production process cannot be location-agnostic and must be analyzed within its particular context-ideally at the production site level. Furthermore, recent trends in manufacturing (such as “local production”) are expected to put increased pressure in areas where regulations are lax and water risk is high (e.g., India, China).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Conference on Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain, ILS 2018; INSA LyonLyon; France; 8 July 2018 through 11 July 2018
Pages159-166
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2018
Event7th International Conference on Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain, ILS 2018 - Lyon, France
Duration: 8 Jul 201811 Jul 2018

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain, ILS 2018
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityLyon
Period8/07/1811/07/18

Keywords

  • Supply chain management
  • Sustainability
  • Water risk

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