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Green Logistics

Improving the Environmental Sustainability of Logistics

Understand the eco-impacts of logistics and learn how to handle them effectively by achieving sustainable balance between economic, environmental, and social objectives.
EAN: 9780749471859
Edition: 3
Published:
Format: 235x157
448 pages

About the book

Leading the way in current thinking on environmental logistics, Green Logistics provides a unique insight on the environmental impacts of logistics and the actions that companies and governments can take to deal with them. It is written by leading researchers in the field and provides a comprehensive view of the subject for students, managers and policy-makers.

Fully updated, the 3rd edition of Green Logistics has a more global perspective than previous editions. It introduces new contributors and international case studies that illustrate the impact of green logistics in practice. There is a new chapter on the links between green logistics and corporate social responsibility and a series of postscripts examining the effects of new developments, such as 3D printing, distribution by drone, the physical internet and the concept of peak freight.

Other key topics examined include: carbon auditing of supply chains; transferring freight to greener transport modes; reducing the environmental impact of warehousing; improving the energy efficiency of freight transport; making city logistics more environmentally sustainable; reverse logistics for the management of waste; role of government in promoting sustainable logistics.

The 3rd edition of Green Logistics includes indispensable online supporting materials, including graphics, tables, chapter summaries, and guidelines for lecturers.

About the authors

Alan McKinnon is Professor and Head of Logistics at Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg. He has been researching and teaching in freight transport and logistics for 35 years and has published in journals and books. He's been an adviser to several governments and international organisations on environmental aspects of logistics.

Michael Browne is Professor of Logistics at the University of Westminster, London. He has worked on studies for Transport for London, the European Commission, the UK Department for Transport, Research Councils and commercial organizations.

Maja Piecyk is Associate Professor in Logistics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Much of her research focuses on the optimisation of supply networks, carbon auditing of logistics and long-term trends in the energy requirements and environmental impacts of logistics.

Anthony Whiteing is Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds. An academic with 30 years' experience, he's been involved in various UK and European research projects primarily in the field of freight transport.


The 3rd edition of Green Logistics, edited and written by leading academics in the field of logistics, includes a number of new contributors and new case studies. The contributors look at the impact of logistics on the environment and its effect on priorities for logistics professionals and organisations. Ranging from operational to strategic perspectives on green logistics, the authors consider its implications for public policies and the future of supply chains.

Dorothea Carvalho, Director of Professional Development, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)