Bottling location and the global wine supply chain: dollar, water and carbon trade-offs

Mohsen Varsei, Katherine Christ, Roger Burritt

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Each year over 10 billion litres of wine are transported long distances to overseas consumers. Decisions about the large scale movement of wine influence company profitability and have critical environmental implications. One main environmental impact associated with the international movement of wine to markets is carbon emissions, while another issue growing in importance relates to water. This paper provides a foundation for understanding the trade-offs between cost, water use and carbon emissions in decisions about the form of distribution, bulk or bottled, and location of wine bottling plants. Given there has been little prior research into such trade-offs, our aim is to examine optimisation across alternative packaging, distribution and bottling scenarios using financial and environmental data from a wine company with global operations based in Australia. The paper makes two key contributions. First, a mathematical business model is developed for assessing scenarios using multiple indicators of economic and environmental impacts—supply chain costs, risk-weighted water usage and greenhouse gas emissions. Second, an anonymised case study helps highlight trade-offs required when considering optimal supply chain design.

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ConferenceAcademy of Management Annual Meeting (75th : 2015)
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period7/08/1511/08/15

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Carbon
Trade-offs
Wine
Water
Supply chain
Scenarios
Environmental impact
Carbon emissions
Costs
Greenhouse gas emissions
Profitability
Business model
Water use
Packaging
Global operations
Supply chain design
Economic impact

Keywords

  • Global supply chains
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Water usage

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Varsei, M., Christ, K., & Burritt, R. (2015). Bottling location and the global wine supply chain: dollar, water and carbon trade-offs. Abstract from Academy of Management Annual Meeting (75th : 2015), Vancouver, BC, Canada. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2015.45
Varsei, Mohsen ; Christ, Katherine ; Burritt, Roger. / Bottling location and the global wine supply chain : dollar, water and carbon trade-offs. Abstract from Academy of Management Annual Meeting (75th : 2015), Vancouver, BC, Canada.6 p.
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Varsei, M, Christ, K & Burritt, R 2015, 'Bottling location and the global wine supply chain: dollar, water and carbon trade-offs' Academy of Management Annual Meeting (75th : 2015), Vancouver, BC, Canada, 7/08/15 - 11/08/15, . https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2015.45

Bottling location and the global wine supply chain : dollar, water and carbon trade-offs. / Varsei, Mohsen; Christ, Katherine; Burritt, Roger.

2015. Abstract from Academy of Management Annual Meeting (75th : 2015), Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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Varsei M, Christ K, Burritt R. Bottling location and the global wine supply chain: dollar, water and carbon trade-offs. 2015. Abstract from Academy of Management Annual Meeting (75th : 2015), Vancouver, BC, Canada. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2015.45