Generalisations or ‘rules of thumb’ are widely used in industry to make initial assessments on the sustainability impacts of products. This paper re-examines the principles underpinning these generalisations in assessing the environmental impacts of medicine manufac t ur ing network configura t io ns. Each princip le is illus tra ted through the application of selected methods, tools, and data using an exemplar case of a major non- proprietary analgesic. The findings identify the kind of generalised knowledge claims that are possible using alternative approaches, and which methodological issues may arise.
|Title of host publication||24th Annual European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) conference|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||24th Annual European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) conference - Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Duration: 1 Jul 2017 → 5 Jul 2017
|Conference||24th Annual European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) conference|
|Period||1/07/17 → 5/07/17|