Green Logistics Improving the Environmental Sustainability of Logistics

ISBN-10: 0749456787
ISBN-13: 9780749456788
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Kogan Page, Limited
Publication date: 3/3/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Contributor biographies
Assessing The Environmental Effects of Logistics
Environmental sustainability: a new priority for logistics managers
Introduction
A brief history of green logistics research
Green logistics: rhetoric and reality
A model for green logistics research
Outline of the book
Notes
References
Assessing the environmental impacts of freight transport
Introduction
Environmental impacts
Environmental standards
measuring the environmental impact of freight transport
Notes
References
Carbon auditing of companies, supply chains and products
Introduction
Guidelines for carbon footprinting
The carbon footprinting process
Success factors in carbon footprinting
Case study: carbon auditing of road freight transport operations in the UK
Conclusions
References
Evaluating and internalizing the environmental costs of logistics
Introduction
Arguments for and against the internalization of environmental costs
Monetary valuation of environmental costs
Internalization of the external costs imposed by road freight vehicles in the UK
Conclusions
Notes
References
Strategic Perspective
Restructuring of logistics systems and supply chains
Introduction
Current state of knowledge of traditional supply chains
Green supply chains
Gaps in our understanding and priorities for research
Consequences and conclusions
References
Transferring freight to 'greener' transport modes
Background
Characteristics of the main freight transport modes
Environmental impacts of the main freight transport modes
Case study: container train load factors
The policy framework
Examples of measures aimed at achieving modal shift for environmental benefit
Rail and water industries
Conclusions
References
Development of greener vehicles, aircraft and ships
Introduction
Road freight
Rail freight operations
Air freight
Shipping
Conclusions
Notes
References
Reducing the environmental impact of warehousing
Introduction
Scale of the environmental impact
Increasing resource intensity
Framework for assessing the environmental impact of warehouses
Ways of reducing the environmental impact
Conclusion
References
Operational Perspective
Opportunities for improving vehicle utilization
Introduction
Measuring vehicle utilization
Factors affecting the utilization of truck capacity
Conclusion
Note
References
Optimizing the routing of vehicles
Introduction
Vehicle routing problems
Types of problem
Environmental impact
Conclusions
References
Increasing fuel efficiency in the road freight sector
Introduction
Fuel efficiency of new trucks
Vehicle design: aerodynamic profiling
Reducing the vehicle tare weight
Vehicle purchase decision
Vehicle maintenance
Increasing the fuel efficiency of trucking operations
Benchmarking the fuel efficiency of trucks
More fuel-efficient driving
Fleet management
Conclusions
References
Reverse logistics for the management of waste
Introduction
Waste management in the context of reverse logistics
The impact of waste treatment legislation
Reuse, refurbishment markets and take-back schemes
Managing waste as part of a sustainable reverse process
Conclusions
References
Key issues
The food miles debate
Introduction
Transport and GHGs: is further worse?
Transport, the second order impacts and the implications for GHGs
Local versus global and the self-sufficiency question
Notes
References
Sustainability strategies for city logistics
Introduction
Urban freight research and policy making
Efficiency problems in urban freight transport
Urban freight transport initiatives
urban consolidation centres
Joint working between the public and private sectors
Environmental zones
Conclusions
References
Benefits and costs of switching to alternative fuels
Introduction
The main types of alternative fuels
Current use of AFs in the freight industry
The future
Notes
References
E-business, e-logistics and the environment
Introduction
Business-to-business (B2B)
Business-to-consumer (B2C)
Restructuring of the supply chain
the environmental impact of e-commerce
Case study: online book supply chain
The future
References
Public policy perspective
The role of government in promoting green logistics
Introduction
Objectives of public policy on sustainable logistics
Policy measures
Reducing freight transport intensity
Shifting freight to greener transport modes
Improving vehicle utilization
Increasing energy efficiency
cutting emissions relative to energy use
Government-sponsored advisory and accreditation programmes
Conclusion
Note
References
Index

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