Sustainable Logistics [electronic resource] : Responses to a Global Challenge / by Wolf-Rüdiger Bretzke, Karim Barkawi.

By: Bretzke, Wolf-Rüdiger [author.]Contributor(s): Barkawi, Karim [author.] | SpringerLink (Online service)Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Lecture Notes in Logistics: Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2013Description: XXVI, 518 p. 96 illus. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783642343759Subject(s): Engineering | Engineering economy | Sustainable development | Engineering | Engineering Economics, Organization, Logistics, Marketing | Production/Logistics/Supply Chain Management | Sustainable DevelopmentAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 658.5 LOC classification: TA177.4-185Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Basics -- Strategies and Concepts to Promote Sustainability -- Summary and Outlook.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: Currently the notion of "sustainability" is used in an inflationary manner. Therefore the authors start with a definition which is stable to serve as an anchor for further research as well as for discussions among scientists, managers and politicians, ideally across different disciplines. The character of this book is purely conceptual. The argumentation is based on comparison of new and demanding requisites with existing models (process and network architectures in the field of logistics). Formerly neglected impacts on the environment will be included. Main features of a new approach will be developed which are capable to avoid these impacts and to align logistics with the requirements of sustainability. In order to make logistics sustainable large parts will have to be reinvented. The focus needs to be on decoupling transportation activities from economic growth rates.
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Basics -- Strategies and Concepts to Promote Sustainability -- Summary and Outlook.

Currently the notion of "sustainability" is used in an inflationary manner. Therefore the authors start with a definition which is stable to serve as an anchor for further research as well as for discussions among scientists, managers and politicians, ideally across different disciplines. The character of this book is purely conceptual. The argumentation is based on comparison of new and demanding requisites with existing models (process and network architectures in the field of logistics). Formerly neglected impacts on the environment will be included. Main features of a new approach will be developed which are capable to avoid these impacts and to align logistics with the requirements of sustainability. In order to make logistics sustainable large parts will have to be reinvented. The focus needs to be on decoupling transportation activities from economic growth rates.

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