As in line with eco benchmarking, the purpose of this paper is to solve a location selection problem in an emerging country by applying sustainability benchmarking principles.
A hybrid multi-criteria decision-making method, fuzzy AHP and Preference Ranking Organization METHod for Enrichment Evaluations (PROMETHEE), is used as methodology to make sustainability benchmarking for logistics center location selection.
It is revealed that according to AHP and PROMETHEE calculations, Kemalpasa is determined as the most appropriate location from the sustainable perspectives. Torbali is specified as the worst location to construct a logistics center in terms of benchmarking criteria based on sustainability concerns. Based on these numerical results, managerial implications are presented with a sustainability benchmarking view.
The main originality of this study is integrating one of the relatively new topics, sustainability benchmarking, with a popular area, logistics center location selection.
Kazançoğlu, Y., Özbiltekin, M. and Özkan-Özen, Y.D. (2019), "Sustainability benchmarking for logistics center location decision: An example from an emerging country", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 31 No. 5, pp. 1239-1260. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-08-2019-0177Download as .RIS
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