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Impact of strategic control and supply chain management on recycled plastic additive manufacturing

Wu, Haishang, Mehrabi, Hamid, Naveed, Nida and Karagiannidis, Panagiotis (2022) Impact of strategic control and supply chain management on recycled plastic additive manufacturing. Journal of Cleaner Production, 364. ISSN 0959-6526

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Climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions is the most important issue in the world, threatening our lives.
Studies reveal that most emissions are caused by transportation (29%), manufacturing (23%), and irregular
population distribution across the world. This study suggests the localization of recycling and manufacturing
plastic parts and components by additive manufacturing. Localization will decrease transportation, resulting in
reduced energy consumption and CO2 emissions. However, the method may not be sufficient because local
additive manufacturing means less reliance on supply chains and higher dependence on the workforce in rural
areas. Factors such as the workforce in rural areas, multientity authorities, and policy are important to the
realization of sustainable manufacturing. In this study, a novel strategic control model is proposed to focus on
human-centric approaches. The strategic control model proposes methods to connect strategic planning with
demography and the workforce and to apply control metrics to relocate overcrowded populations to rural areas.
The strategic control model realizes localization through workforce allocation and home-based manufacturing. It
streamlines the integration between recycling, manufacturing, and distribution. As a result, decreased reliance on
the supply chain reduces transportation, energy consumption, CO2 emissions, and cost. It also creates job op�portunities and mitigates societal issues.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Strategic control, Supply chain, Additive manufacturing, Recycling, Sustainability
Depositing User: Panagiotis Karagiannidis


Item ID: 14893
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ISSN: 0959-6526
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ORCID for Hamid Mehrabi: ORCID iD
ORCID for Nida Naveed: ORCID iD
ORCID for Panagiotis Karagiannidis: ORCID iD

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Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2022 15:19
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 15:19


Author: Hamid Mehrabi ORCID iD
Author: Nida Naveed ORCID iD
Author: Panagiotis Karagiannidis ORCID iD
Author: Haishang Wu

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Faculty of Technology


Engineering > Mechanical Engineering

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