Pallet life cycle comparison using LCA and multiobjective dynamic programming

Sebastian K. Anil, Charles David Ray, Sr., Gül E.Okudan Kremer

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Abstract

Treatment of wooden pallets has been increasingly viewed with concern over reports of infestation by pests and increased carbon footprint of treatment methods worldwide. The longevity and not requiring infestation treatments make plastic pallets an apparent choice over wooden pallets; however, the high carbon footprint generated during the manufacture of plastic resin worsens environmental concerns. While comparing environmental impacts of existing treatment methods, this research analyzes the environmental burdens and costs of wooden and plastic type pallets throughout their life cycles. The methodology comprises of a comparison of treatment and pallet types using Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and a multiobjective dynamic programming to determine optimum pallet types that minimize both carbon footprint and costs in each life cycle stage. Multi-objective dynamic programming helps to optimize decisions at various stages of the product life cycle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010
Pages514-521
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010 - Fayetteville, AR, United States
Duration: Oct 13 2010Oct 16 2010

Publication series

Name31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010

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Other31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010
CountryUnited States
CityFayetteville, AR
Period10/13/1010/16/10

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Dynamic programming
Life cycle
Life cycle analysis
Carbon footprint
Plastics
Costs
Product lifecycle
Burden
Environmental impact
Resin
Pest
Environmental concern
Methodology
Research methods

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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Anil, S. K., Ray, Sr., C. D., & Kremer, G. E. O. (2010). Pallet life cycle comparison using LCA and multiobjective dynamic programming. In 31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010 (pp. 514-521). (31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010).
Anil, Sebastian K. ; Ray, Sr., Charles David ; Kremer, Gül E.Okudan. / Pallet life cycle comparison using LCA and multiobjective dynamic programming. 31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010. 2010. pp. 514-521 (31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010).
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Pallet life cycle comparison using LCA and multiobjective dynamic programming. / Anil, Sebastian K.; Ray, Sr., Charles David; Kremer, Gül E.Okudan.

31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010. 2010. p. 514-521 (31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010).

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Anil SK, Ray, Sr. CD, Kremer GEO. Pallet life cycle comparison using LCA and multiobjective dynamic programming. In 31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010. 2010. p. 514-521. (31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010).