Green Logistics: Improving the Environmental Sustainability of Logistics

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Alan McKinnon, Michael Browne, Anthony Whiteing
Kogan Page Publishers, Dec 3, 2012 - Business & Economics - 416 pages
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. 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. It examines key areas in this important subject including: carbon auditing of supply chains; transferring freight to greener transport modes; reducing the environmental impact of warehousing; improving fuel efficiency in freight transport; reverse logistics for the management of waste. The new edition is completely updated throughout with new methodologies and case studies to illustrate the impact of green logistics in practice.

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Nice and well written book. Especially by experts in relevant areas. Particularly i like the first chapter, where a comprehensive review on evolution can be understood, contributed by Mckinnon


Part 2 Strategic perspective
Part 3 Operational perspective
Part 4 Key issues
Part 5 Public policy perspective

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Alan McKinnon is Professor of Logistics and Head of Logistics at Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg. Michael Browne directs freight transport and logistics research at the University of Westminster. Anthony Whiteing is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds.

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