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Green community pharmaceutical supply chain in UK: reducing and recycling pharmaceutical waste

Green community pharmaceutical supply chain in UK: reducing and recycling pharmaceutical waste

Xie, Ying and Breen, Liz (2010) Green community pharmaceutical supply chain in UK: reducing and recycling pharmaceutical waste. In: Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference, 7 - 10 May 2010, Vancouver, Canada.

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Abstract

The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain (PSC) is a SC where pharmaceutical medications are produced, transported and consumed. Disposal of the medication waste is harmful to the environment and costly, therefore, greening the PSC by properly managing the medication waste is investigated. A Cross Boundary Green PSC (XGPSC) approach is proposed to design a green PSC that results in fewer preventable medication waste and more recycling of inevitable medication waste, therefore improved environmental, economic and safety performances. This study focuses on the community PSC in UK where patients get medication from local community pharmacies. To green the PSC, every producer of waste is duty bound to ensure the safe handling and disposal of waste. This duty of care spans throughout the chain and includes all participants. This approach is drawn from the contemporary literature and our collaborative research, and can be used as a guidance to establish a waste management network in community PSC.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Additional Information: [1] This presentation was delivered as session 184 on Sunday between 1:30- 3:00 in the Grand Ballroom D. Identified as Track: HOM, 18 entitled Scheduling and Theory of Constraints and was chaired by Evrim Gunes (details can be found on page 117 of the programme - http://www.pomsmeetings.org/ConfProceedings/015/programbooklet.pdf) *** [2] This is abstract No: 015-0318 in conference proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: green supply chain, pharmaceutical supply chain, environmental practices
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
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Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5172

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