Achieving sustainable development in southern california: Collaborative learning through system dynamics modeling

Raymond Madachy, Benjamin Haas, Hilary Bradbury, Josh Newell, Mansour Rahimi, Robert Vos, Jennifer Wolch

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Abstract

Southern California's gateway to international commerce is through major ports in the San Pedro Bay. The University of Southern California is working with local business and other port stakeholders to enable collaborative learning about sustainable business practices. We are using system dynamics-based models for participants to locate leverage points that yield the highest CO2 footprint reduction for the lowest cost for the shipping of goods from China through one of the ports. As goods movement is a process in which numerous business entities connect, it also offers an opportunity for a collaborative learning approach. We model key leverage points in the supply chain to explore the affects of potential business decisions on the CO2 footprint of shipping containers. These include options for global route choices and clean technologies for ships, rails and trucks. We are expanding the models for refined route options, adding cost functions, and composite clean technology choices across the transport modalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication18th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2008
Pages2514-2528
Number of pages15
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event18th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2008 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: Jun 15 2008Jun 19 2008

Publication series

Name18th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2008
Volume5

Other

Other18th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2008
CountryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period6/15/086/19/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Madachy, R., Haas, B., Bradbury, H., Newell, J., Rahimi, M., Vos, R., & Wolch, J. (2008). Achieving sustainable development in southern california: Collaborative learning through system dynamics modeling. In 18th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2008 (pp. 2514-2528). (18th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2008; Vol. 5).