WIT Press


Developing The Service Value: A Case Study Of Waste Management In Offshore Petroleum Logistics

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WM160131

Volume

202

Pages

12

Page Range

135 - 146

Published

2016

Size

308 kb

Author(s)

P. Engelseth

Abstract

This research concerns how waste can be perceived as a valued object from a supply chain prospective. The resource-based view of the firm supplemented by service-dominant logic in an overall frame of supply chain management is used to develop an analytic framework guiding this research. A single case study reveals how waste in petroleum logistics includes a role of waste as a traded product downstream in the supply chain. “Waste management” is discussed from a SCM perspective; an “afterlife” of the outbound product; a normal logistical flow. The flow from the supply base is reverse, but not the flow out of the supply base which also is associated with ownership and trading waste products. Waste management firms are specialised in creating logistics service through networking. In relation to petroleum logistics, waste management is a function associated with this overall logistics function in offshore petroleum production.

Keywords

petroleum logistics, waste management, resource-based view, supply chain management, networks