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Sustainable supply chain of the biomass cluster as a factor for preservation and enhancement of forests

Vol. 12, No 2, 2019

 

Mantas Svazas

 

School of Economics and Business, 

Kaunas University of Technology,

Lithuania

mantas.svazas@ktu.edu

Sustainable supply chain of the biomass cluster as a factor for preservation and enhancement of forests

Valentinas Navickas

 

School of Economics and Business, 

Kaunas University of Technology,

Lithuania

valentinas.navickas@ktu.lt


Emilia Krajnakova

 

Faculty of Social and Economic Relations,

Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín,

Slovakia

emilia.krajnakova@tnuni.sk


Joanna Nakonieczny

 

Faculty of Management,

Rzeszow University of Technology,

Poland

j.nakonieczny@prz.edu.pl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract. The aim of this article has been to investigate the impact of supply chains on sustainable forest development. The results of the research carried out by the authors show that the supply chain ensures more sustainable use of forests and saves lumber from energy production. The article outlines the synergy between supply chain performance and the sustainable use of forest resources. With balanced supply chain processes, it is possible to achieve the sole usage of wood waste and non-productive wood for the production of energy. The authors of the article have compared the data on Lithuanian and Polish border regions and have developed a model for the supply chain effect on orests’ preservation. The model demonstrates that supply chain reduces the amount of energy used in energy production and increases the use of wood waste to meet the energy needs of society.

 

 

Received: November, 2018

1st Revision: February, 2019

Accepted: May, 2019

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071-8330.2019/12-2/20

 

JEL ClassificationO13, P34, Q56

Keywordscluster, biomass cluster, sustainable supply chain, forests