Exploring Generalisations for Sustainability Assessment in Medicine Manufacturing Networks

Ettore Settanni, Jagjit Singh Srai, Ekaterina Yatskovskaya, Tomás S. Harrington

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th Annual European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) conference
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event24th Annual European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) conference - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jul 20175 Jul 2017

Conference

Conference24th Annual European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period1/07/175/07/17

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