What is Green Logistics?
Logistics is the integrated management of all the activities required to move products through the supply chain. For a typical product this supply chain extends from a raw material source through the production and distribution system to the point of consumption and the associated reverse logistics. The logistical activities comprise freight transport, storage, inventory management, materials handling and all the related information processing.
The main objective of logistics is to co-ordinate these activities in a way that meets customer requirements at minimum cost. In the past this cost has been defined in purely monetary terms. 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. This research project is examining ways of reducing these externalities and achieving a more sustainable balance between economic, environmental and social objectives.
Green Logistics will be presented in a dedicated track at the 12th World Conference on Transport Research 2010 in Lisbon
New Report: Characteristics of retail waste logistics - A case study on Winchester High Street
New Report: Waste Management and Take-Back Processes in a Dedicated Shopping Centre. Results from the Southampton WestQuay shopping centre Managers Survey