Green Logistics


The concept reviews the notion of green logistics and describes some of the problems that arise when companies adopt it. Strengths, implementation steps and business evidence provided will help organisations make a more informed decision about benefits of green logistics and transforming their supply chains.

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Green Logistics

Green Logistics Definition

Green logistics aims to move and deliver raw materials and products at the lowest possible cost while maintaining the highest standards and minimising environmental impact in the process. It implies innovation in all steps of the supply chain, the conception of product and in some cases the final use of products (McKinnon et al., 2010).

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  • Emmett, S. and Sood, V. (2010) Green Supply Chains: An Action Manifesto. John Wiley and Sons, Sussex, UK.
  • Hazen, B., Cegielski, C. and Hana, J. (2011) Diffusion of Green Supply Chain Management: Examining Perceived Quality of Green Reverse Logistics. International Journal of Logistics Management Vol. 22(3), pp. 1-27.
  • Hu, A. and Hsu, C. (2010) Critical Factors for Implementing Green Supply Chain Management Practice: An Empirical Study of Electrical and Electronics Industries in Taiwan. Management Research Review, Vol. 33(6), pp. 586-608.
  • Logozar, K., Radonjik, G. and Bastic, M. (2006) Incorporation of Reverse Logistics Model into In-plant Recycling Process: A Case of Aluminum Industry. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Vol. 49(1), pp. 49–67

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