Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Bretzke, Wolf-Rüdiger.

Title Sustainable logistics : responses to a global challenge / Wolf-Rüdiger Bretzke and Karim Barkawi ; [translation ... by Christine Bauer, Cornelia Dickow and Charlotte Seebode]
Published Heidelberg ; New York : Springer-Verlag, [2013]
Online access available from:
Springer eBooks    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (xxv, 518 pages) : illustrations
Series Lecture notes in logistics
Lecture notes in logistics.
Contents Basics -- Strategies and Concepts to Promote Sustainability -- Summary and Outlook
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sustainable development.
Business logistics -- Environmental aspects.
Green products -- Purchasing.
Manufacturing industries -- Environmental aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Barkawi, Karim.
ISBN 3642343759 (electronic bk.)
9783642343759 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Nachhaltige Logistik. English