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Green Logistics: Improving the Environmental Sustainability of Logistics 3ed

by Alan McKinnon, Michael Browne, Anthony Whiteing and Maja Piecyk Kogan Page
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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.

This new edition introduces new contributors and international case studies, includes downloadable supporting materials, technical information and guidelines for teachers/lecturers. The editors have added new material on e-business, e-logistics and the environment and new chapters on green performance and environmental reporting, nature-inspired network design for distributed logistics, Green Logistics developments in different parts of the world and Future Scenarios for Green Logistics.

  • Section - ONE: Assessing the environmental effects of logistics;
    • Chapter - 01: Environmental sustainability: A new priority for logistics managers - Alan McKinnon;
    • Chapter - 02: Assessing the external impacts of freight transport - Maja Piecyk, Sharon Cullinane and Julia Edwards;
    • Chapter - 03: Carbon auditing of companies, supply chains and products - Maja Piecyk;
    • Chapter - 04: Evaluating and internalizing the environmental costs of logistics - Maja Piecyk, Alan McKinnon and Julian Allen;
  • Section - TWO: Strategic perspective;
    • Chapter - 05: Green logistics, sustainable development and corporate social responsibility - Maja Piecyk and Maria Bj�rklund;
    • Chapter - 06: Restructuring road freight networks within supply chains - Irina Harris, Vasco Sanchez-Rodrigues, Mohamed Naim and Christine Mumford;
    • Chapter - 07: Transferring freight to 'greener' transport modes - Allan Woodburn and Anthony Whiteing;
    • Chapter - 08: Development of greener vehicles, aircraft and ships - Alan McKinnon, Julian Allen and Allan Woodburn;
    • Chapter - 09: Reducing the environmental impact of warehousing - Peter Baker and Clive Marchant;
  • Section - THREE: Operational perspective;
    • Chapter - 10: Optimizing the routeing of vehicles - Richard Eglese and Daniel Black;
    • Chapter - 11: Opportunities for improving vehicle utilization - Alan McKinnon;
    • Chapter - 12: Increasing fuel efficiency in the road freight sector - Alan McKinnon;
    • Chapter - 13: Alternative fuels and freight vehicles: Status, costs and benefits, and growth - Jacques Leonardi, Sharon Cullinane and Julia Edwards;
  • Section - FOUR: Key issues;
    • Chapter - 14: Sustainability strategies for city logistics - Julian Allen, Michael Browne and Jos� Holgu�n-Veras;
    • Chapter - 15: E-business, e-logistics and the environment - Alan McKinnon, Yingli Wang, Andrew Potter and Julia Edwards;
    • Chapter - 16: Reverse logistics for the management of waste - Tom Cherrett, Sarah Maynard, Fraser McLeod and Adrian Hickford;
    • Chapter - 17: The food miles debate: Is shorter better? - Tara Garnett;
  • Section - FIVE: Implications for public policy and the future of supply chains;
    • Chapter - 18: The role of government in promoting green logistics - Alan McKinnon

"By its nature, cargo transport almost universally has a negative impact on the environment, and contributes to problems including climate change, air and noise pollution, and traffic accidents. This book provides insight into these types of environmental impacts, and what steps companies can take to negate, lessen, or avoid them."

Alan McKinnon is Professor and Head of Logistics at Kn++hne Logistics University, Hamburg. He has been researching and teaching in freight transport and logistics for 35 years and has published in journals and books. He's been an adviser to several governments and international organisations on environmental aspects of logistics. Michael Browne is Professor of Logistics at the University of Westminster, London. He has worked on studies for Transport for London, the European Commission, the UK Department for Transport, Research Councils and commercial organizations. Maja Piecyk is Associate Professor in Logistics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Much of her research focuses on the optimisation of supply networks, carbon auditing of logistics and long-term trends in the energy requirements and environmental impacts of logistics. Anthony Whiteing is Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds. An academic with 30 years' experience, he's been involved in various UK and European research projects primarily in the field of freight transport.