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Publisher Comments:

Logistics aims to co-ordinate the movement of products through the supply chain in a way that meets customer requirements at minimum cost. In the past this cost has been defined in purely monetary terms. However, as concern for the environment rises, companies must take more account of the external costs of logistics associated with climate change, air pollution, noise, vibration and accidents. 

Green Logistics analyzes the environmental consequences of logistics and how to redress them. Written by a leading team of logistics academics, the book examines ways of reducing these impacts and achieving a more sustainable balance among economic, environmental, and social objectives. It examines key areas in this important subject including:

* Carbon auditing of supply chains

* Transferring freight to “greener” transport modes

* Developing “greener” vehicles, aircrafts and ships

* Reducing the environmental impact of warehousing

* Improving fuel efficiency in freight transport

* Making city logistics more environmentally sustainable

* Reverse logistics for the management of waste

* The role of the government in promoting sustainable logistics

Book News Annotation:

For company managers and policy makers around the world, McKinnon (logistics, Heriot-Watt U., Edinburgh, UK) et al. compile 17 chapters that examine the environmental consequences of the logistics relating to the transport, storage, and handling of products as they move from source to sale or consumption and how to deal with them effectively. Contributors who work in transport, management, logistics research, operational research, and other areas in the UK discuss the carbon auditing of supply chains; transferring freight to greener transport modes; developing greener vehicles, aircraft, and ships; reducing the environmental impact of warehousing; improving fuel efficiency in freight transport; making city logistics more environmentally sustainable; reverse logistics for the management of waste; the food miles debate; and the role of the government in promoting sustainable logistics. Case studies of initiatives like alternative energy and the development of e-commerce, and approaches and tools for academics and practitioners in green logistics are included. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Green Logistics analyzes the environmental consequences of logistics and how to deal with them. Written by a leading team of logistics academics, the book examines ways of reducing these externalities and achieving a more sustainable balance between economic, environmental, and social objectives.

Synopsis:

Logistics aims to co-ordinate the movement of products through the supply chain in a way that meets customer requirements at minimum cost. In the past this cost has been defined in purely monetary terms. However, as concern for the environment rises, companies must take more account of the external costs of logistics associated with climate change, air pollution, noise, vibration and accidents. 

Green Logistics analyzes the environmental consequences of logistics and how to redress them. Written by a leading team of logistics academics, the book examines ways of reducing these impacts and achieving a more sustainable balance among economic, environmental, and social objectives. It examines key areas in this important subject including:

* Carbon auditing of supply chains

* Transferring freight to “greener” transport modes

* Developing “greener” vehicles, aircrafts and ships

* Reducing the environmental impact of warehousing

* Improving fuel efficiency in freight transport

* Making city logistics more environmentally sustainable

* Reverse logistics for the management of waste

* The role of the government in promoting sustainable logistics

About the Author

Alan McKinnon works in logistics research at Heriot-Watt University.
Sharon Cullinane works in logistics research at Heriot-Watt University.
Mike Browne researches at Westminster University.
Tony Whiteing researches at Leeds University.

Table of Contents

Part 1  Assessing the environmental effects of logistics

1.         Environmental sustainability: a new priority for logistics managers

2.         Assessing the environmental impacts of freight transport

3.         Carbon auditing of companies, supply chains and products   

4.         Evaluating and internalizing the environmental costs of logistics        

           

Part 2  Strategic perspective 

5.         Restructuring of logistics systems and supply chains  

6.         Transferring freight to ‘greener transport modes        

7.         Development of greener vehicles, aircraft and ships  

8.         Reducing the environmental impact of warehousing  

             

Part 3  Operational perspective        

9.         Opportunities for improving vehicle utilization          

10.       Optimizing the routing of vehicles      

11.       Increasing fuel efficiency in the road freight sector

12.       Reverse logistics for the management of waste

 

Part 4  Key issues      

13.       The food miles debate: is shorter better?

14.       Sustainability strategies for city logistics         

15.       Benefits and costs of switching to alternative fuels    

16.       E-business, e-logistics and the environment    

 

Part 5. Public policy perspective

17.       The role of government in promoting green logistics  

Product Details

ISBN:
9780749456788
Subtitle:
Improving the Environmental Sustainability of Logistics
Author:
Whiteing, Anthony
Editor:
Cullinane, Sharon
Editor:
McKinnon, Alan
Editor:
Browne, Michael
Author:
Alan, McKinnon
Author:
Browne, Michael
Author:
Anthony, Whiteing
Author:
Cullinane, Sharon
Author:
Sharon, Cullinane
Author:
McKinnon, Alan
Author:
Browne Michael
Publisher:
Kogan Page
Subject:
Business logistics - Environmental aspects
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
Distribution
Subject:
Green Business
Subject:
Business Writing
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100401
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

Related Subjects

Business » General
Business » Human Resource Management
Business » Management
Business » Writing

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Logistics aims to co-ordinate the movement of products through the supply chain in a way that meets customer requirements at minimum cost. In the past this cost has been defined in purely monetary terms. However, as concern for the environment rises, companies must take more account of the external costs of logistics associated with climate change, air pollution, noise, vibration and accidents. 

Green Logistics analyzes the environmental consequences of logistics and how to redress them. Written by a leading team of logistics academics, the book examines ways of reducing these impacts and achieving a more sustainable balance among economic, environmental, and social objectives. It examines key areas in this important subject including:

* Carbon auditing of supply chains

* Transferring freight to “greener” transport modes

* Developing “greener” vehicles, aircrafts and ships

* Reducing the environmental impact of warehousing

* Improving fuel efficiency in freight transport

* Making city logistics more environmentally sustainable

* Reverse logistics for the management of waste

* The role of the government in promoting sustainable logistics

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