Green Logistics: Improving the Environmental Sustainability of Logistics

Editors: McKinnon, Alan, Browne, Michael and Whiteing, Anthony,
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Kogan Page

ISBN: 978-0-74-946626-8
Category: Business, Finance & Economics - Business
Image Count: 54
Book Status: Pending
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As concern for the environment rises, companies must take more account of the external costs of logistics associated mainly with climate change, air pollution, noise, vibration and accidents. Green Logistics analyzes the environmental consequences of logistics and how to deal with them.

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Table of Contents

  • Contributor biographies
  • PART ONE Assessing the environmental effects of logistics
  • 1 Environmental sustainability: a new priority for logistics managers - Alan McKinnon
  • 2 Assessing the external impacts of freight transport - Maja Piecyk, Sharon Cullinane and Julia Edwards
  • 3 Carbon auditing of companies, supply chains and products - Maja Piecyk
  • 4 Evaluating and internalizing the environmental costs of logistics - Maja Piecyk, Alan McKinnon and Julian Allen
  • PART TWO Strategic perspective
  • 5 Restructuring road freight networks within supply chains - Irina Harris, Vasco Sanchez-Rodrigues, Mohamed Naim and Christine Mumford
  • 6 Transferring freight to ‘greener’ transport modes - Allan Woodburn and Anthony Whiteing
  • 7 Development of greener vehicles, aircraft and ships - Alan McKinnon, Julian Allen and Allan Woodburn
  • 8 Reducing the environmental impact of warehousing - Clive Marchant and Peter Baker
  • PART THREE Operational perspective
  • 9 Opportunities for improving vehicle utilization - Alan McKinnon and Julia Edwards
  • 10 Optimizing the routeing of vehicles - Richard Eglese and Daniel Black
  • 11 Increasing fuel efficiency in the road freight sector - Alan McKinnon
  • 12 Reverse logistics for the management of waste - Tom Cherrett, Sarah Maynard, Fraser McLeod and Adrian Hickford
  • PART FOUR Key issues
  • 13 The food miles debate: is shorter better? - Tara Garnett
  • 14 Sustainability strategies for city logistics - Julian Allen and Michael Browne
  • 15 Benefits and costs of switching to alternative fuels - Jacques Leonardi, Sharon Cullinane and Julia Edwards
  • 16 E-business, e-logistics and the environment - Julia Edwards, Yingli Wang, Andrew Potter and Sharon Cullinane
  • PART FIVE Public policy perspective
  • 17 The role of government in promoting green logistics - Alan McKinnon