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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

Alan McKinnon is Professor of Logistics at Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg. He has been researching and teaching freight transport and logistics for almost forty years and has published extensively in journals and books. He was a member of the European Commission's High Level Group on Logistics, Chairman of the World Economic Forum's Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Council and a lead author of the transport chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's fifth assessment report. He has spent many years researching the links between logistics and climate change and been an adviser to governments, international organizations and companies on this topic.

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Michael Browne

Michael Browne was appointed professor at the University of Gothenburg in 2015. His main research focus is on urban logistics and he provides academic leadership in the Urban Freight Platform, a University of Gothenburg and Chalmers initiative supported by the Volvo Research and Education Foundations (VREF). He is also a member of the VREF Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (CoE-SUFS) led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is committed to engaging practitioners and policymakers with the research community on all aspects of logistics impacting on future urban goods transport. Before his appointment in Gothenburg he was at the University of Westminster in London for 25 years and he continues to chair the Central London Freight Quality Partnership. He is a visiting professor at the University Paris II (Panthe´on-Assas) and the University of Southampton.

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Anthony Whiteing

Anthony Whiteing is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds. His main areas of expertise are in freight transport economics, distribution, logistics and supply chain management. An academic with some 30 years experience, he has been involved in a wide range of UK and European research projects primarily in the field of freight transport, and is the Principal Investigator on the 'Green Logistics' research project.

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Maja Piecyk

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

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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)