Green Logistics: Improving the Environmental Sustainability of Logistics (Hardcover)

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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

About the Author

Editors: Alan McKinnon is Professor of Logistics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He is a researcher and writer on logistics and advises UK government departments, UK and Scottish parliamentary committees, the European Commission, European Conference of Ministers of Transport, International Energy Agency and OECD. Sharon Cullinane has lectured, researched and published in logistics and transport in Hong Kong, Egypt and the UK. Her most recent post was as Senior Lecturer at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Michael Browne is Professor of Logistics at the University of Westminster. His research concerns logistics strategies and public policies and he chairs the Central London Freight Quality Partnership. Anthony Whiteing is Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds, specializing in research and teaching in transport economics, freight, distribution, logistics and supply chain management. He is the current Principal Investigator for the 'Green Logistics' project, member of UK government Department for Transport, author of Freight Logistics Research Group and editor of International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications.Contributors: Julian Allen, University of WestminsterDaniel Black, Lancaster UniversityMichael Browne, University of WestminsterTom Cherrett, University of SouthamptonSharon Cullinane, Heriot-Watt UniversityJulia Edwards, Heriot-Watt UniversityRichard Eglese, Lancaster University Management SchoolTara Garnett, University of SurreyIrina Harris, Cardiff UniversityClive Marchant, Heriot-Watt UniversitySarah Maynard, University of SouthamptonAlan McKinnon, Heriot-Watt UniversityFraser Mcleod, University of SouthamptonChristine Mumford, Cardiff UniversityMohamed Naim, Cardiff Business SchoolMaja Piecyk, Heriot-Watt UniversityAndrew Potter, Cardiff UniversityVasco Sanchez-Rodrigues, Cardiff Business SchoolYingli Wang, Cardiff Business SchoolAnthony Whiteing, University of LeedsAllan Woodburn, University of Westminster

Praise For…

"…a fine recommendation for college-level business collections strong in product coordination and movement, from supply chains to delivery. … Any college-level business collection needs this survey." - Midwest Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780749456788
Publisher: Kogan Page
Publication Date: April 28th, 2010
Pages: 384