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Logistics and the environment: Is it an established subject?

Abukhader, Sajed LU and Jönson, Gunilla LU (2004) In International Journal of Logistics 7(2). p.137-149
Abstract
The issue of environmental implications of logistics systems is one of the future challenges to logisticians. The purpose of this paper is to explore the logistics and supply chain management discipline to see how the scientific community handles this challenge. Observations in the primary literature revealed that there are weak ties between the logistics/SCM discipline and the environmental discipline. Our analysis indicated that the literature seems to be unbalanced: knowledge about assessing ‘impact of logistics on environment’ is missing, and most emphasis is on ‘impact of environment on logistics.’ Knowledge about implementation comes mainly within reverse logistics literature, which has been described by scholars as exploratory and... (More)
The issue of environmental implications of logistics systems is one of the future challenges to logisticians. The purpose of this paper is to explore the logistics and supply chain management discipline to see how the scientific community handles this challenge. Observations in the primary literature revealed that there are weak ties between the logistics/SCM discipline and the environmental discipline. Our analysis indicated that the literature seems to be unbalanced: knowledge about assessing ‘impact of logistics on environment’ is missing, and most emphasis is on ‘impact of environment on logistics.’ Knowledge about implementation comes mainly within reverse logistics literature, which has been described by scholars as exploratory and anecdotal. When comparing the subject ‘log/SC & environ’ with other subjects in the logistics literature, less attention has been paid to ‘log/SC & environ’. Moreover, almost half the articles on ‘log/SC & environ’ are published outside the primary logistics-related journals. (Less)
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Supply chain management, Environmentally responsible logistics, Greening supply chains, Environmental assessment, Reverse logistics, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA, packaging logistics
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International Journal of Logistics
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7
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2
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137 - 149
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Taylor & Francis
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1367-5567
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10.1080/13675560410001684201
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  author       = {Abukhader, Sajed and Jönson, Gunilla},
  issn         = {1367-5567},
  keyword      = {Supply chain management,Environmentally responsible logistics,Greening supply chains,Environmental assessment,Reverse logistics,Life Cycle Assessment (LCA,packaging logistics},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {137--149},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {International Journal of Logistics},
  title        = {Logistics and the environment: Is it an established subject?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13675560410001684201},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2004},
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