Year 2020, Volume 8 , Issue 1, Pages 97 - 110 2020-06-30

Sustainable Warehousing: Selecting The Best Warehouse for Solar Transformation
Sürdürülebilir Depolama: Solar Dönüşüm için En İyi Deponun Seçimi

Rasih BOZTEPE [1] , Onur ÇETİN [2]


Environmental sustainability has been gaining importance not only in manufacturing but also in logistics and suply chain. Logistics sector has a significant responsibility in global energy consumption. The effect of warehouse on carbon emission demonstrates its importance about sustainability. One way of developing sustainable warehouses is using renewable energy sources. In a solar warehouse; which is an important example of sustainable warehousing, roof of the warehouse is covered with solar panels so, both energy costs and carbon emission are reduced. Warehouses have been turning into solar warehouse in recent years. In this situation economic dimension and environmental dimension of sustainability should be considered. While there is a substantial literature regarding sustainable supply chain, literature regarding sustainable warehousing is limited. In order to contribute this gap in the literature the problem conducted here is the determination of solar warehouse location. The aim of the research is to determine best location for a solar warehouse among alternatives. In this context first the alternative warehouses that can be turned into solar warehouse are determined then, the criteria which will be used in selection process is obtained from previous research. TOPSIS method is used to select the best location between six alternative locations. The evaluation of alternatives according to the criteria is obtained from expert opinions and secondary data. Alternatives are sorted according to TOPSIS results. The alternatives ranking list is compared with the ranking list obtained according to return on investment and some differences were observed between environmental and economic ranking lists.
Çevresel sürdürülebilirlik son yılarda sadece imalat sektöründe değil, lojistik ve tedarik zinciri açısından da önem kazanmaktadır. Lojistik sektörü global enerji tüketiminde önemli bir etkiye sahiptir. Depoların karbon emisyonundaki etkileri de depoların sürdürülebilirlik açısından önemini göstermektedir. Sürürülebilir depolar oluşturmanın bir yöntemi de yenilenebilir enerji kaynaklarının kullanımıdır. Sürdürlebilir depolamanın yeni örneklerinden biri olan solar depoda depa çatısı güneş panelleri ile kaplanmak sureti ile hem enerji maliyetleri hem de karbon emisyonları düşürülebilmektedir. Son yıllarda depolar solar depo hale gelemeye başlamaktadır. Sürdürülebilir tedarik zinciri ile ilgili geniş bir literatür bulunmakta iken, sürdürülebilir depolama ile ilgili literatür sınırlıdır. Literatürdeki bu boşluğa katkı yapmak üzere bu çalışmada ele alınan problem solar depoya çevrilebilecek depolar arasında en iyi alternatifin seçilmesidir. Başka bir ifade ile çalışmanın amacı mevcut depoları, solar dönüşüm için en iyi alternatifi seçmek üzere solar kriterlere göre sıralamaktır. Bunun için öncelikle solar depoya çevrilebilecek mevcut depolar incelenmiştir sonrasında ise değerlendirmede kullanılabilecek kriterler literatürden elde edilmiştir. Alternatif depoları sıralamak için TOPSIS yöntemi kullanılmıştır. Alternatiflerin kriterlere göre değerlendirmesinde ikincil veriler ve uzman görüşleri kullanılmıştır. TOPSIS yöntemi ile elde edilen sıralama ile yatırımın geri dönüş süresi baz alınarak yapılan ekonomik sıralama karşılaştırılmıştır. Elde edilen sıralamalar tartışılmış ve kıyaslanmıştır.
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Primary Language en
Subjects Operations Research and Management Science
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-4527-6495
Author: Rasih BOZTEPE (Primary Author)
Institution: Reysaş Logistics

Orcid: 0000-0003-1835-3333
Author: Onur ÇETİN
Institution: TRAKYA UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Dates

Application Date : July 10, 2019
Acceptance Date : May 31, 2020
Publication Date : June 30, 2020

APA Boztepe, R , Çeti̇n, O . (2020). Sustainable Warehousing: Selecting The Best Warehouse for Solar Transformation . Alphanumeric Journal , 8 (1) , 97-110 . DOI: 10.17093/alphanumeric.590216