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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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.
Julian Allen, University of Westminster
Daniel Black, Lancaster University
Michael Browne, University of Westminster
Tom Cherrett, University of Southampton
Sharon Cullinane, Heriot-Watt University
Julia Edwards, Heriot-Watt University
Richard Eglese, Lancaster University Management School
Tara Garnett, University of Surrey
Irina Harris, Cardiff University
Clive Marchant, Heriot-Watt University
Sarah Maynard, University of Southampton
Alan McKinnon, Heriot-Watt University
Fraser Mcleod, University of Southampton
Christine Mumford, Cardiff University
Mohamed Naim, Cardiff Business School
Maja Piecyk, Heriot-Watt University
Andrew Potter, Cardiff University
Vasco Sanchez-Rodrigues, Cardiff Business School
Yingli Wang, Cardiff Business School
Anthony Whiteing, University of Leeds
Allan Woodburn, University of Westminster
"Seventeen papers analyze the environmental consequences of logistics and how to deal with them effectively, by... achieving a more sustainable balance between economic, environmental, and social objectives." - Journal of Economic Literature
"For company managers and policy makers around the world, McKinnon... 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." - Book News Inc.
"...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
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