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Green alternatives in logistics providers' service offering
Karin Isaksson and Maria Huge-Brodin have published an article on how different logistics service providers approach environmental aspects, in the latest issue of Management Research Review (Vol. 36, No 3) In the article titled "Understanding efficiencies behind logistics service providers' offers" different strategies among logistics service providers are described. The attitude towards a green approach differs among the case companies: while some are working towards a green integration throughout the entire business, others offer green alternatives to the original service offering. The results point to possible explanations for these differences, and include differences in range of service offerings, size, and to different management principles for green aspects.
New publication: Logistics as a part of the business model
Erik Sandberg has published his research in International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management (Vol 41, No 3) with the title ”Understanding logistics-based competition in retail – a business model approach”. The article, which is based on a case-study of a German, international DIY-retailer, describes from a business model approach how a retail company can create competitive advantages from superior logistics performance. The article is part of an ongoing research effort on retail logistics at our department.
Two new articles about measuring green logistics
Can performance measurement make the logistics system greener? Maria Björklund has together with Helena Forslund, logistics professorer at Linnaeus University in Växjö, written two articles on performance measurement in the field of environmental logistics. In the article “The purpose of environmental measurement systems in logistics” they show that companies often focus their internal performance when measuring environmental impact, instead of along the supply chain. In the article “The inclusion of environmental performance in transport contracts” they find that high managerial involvement increases the possibility that measurable environmental measurements are included in the contract agreement. The most common measurements to include are CO2 and energy use.
IJPDLM-PUBLISHED PAPER BY UNI MARTINSEN AND MARIA BJÖRKLUND
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Last updated: 2013-04-03