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Information and communication technology in green logistics: status quo and research gaps

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to determine the status quo of research on applications of information and communication technology (ICT) in green logistics (GL) and offer recommendations for future research. We determine that research about political interaction is needed to design new standards and regulations for GL. We also recommend that this work be extended by behavioural research to both identify factors that influence society’s sustainable behaviour and determine whether the current digitisation of society leads to more sustainable transport. In addition, this paper provides an overview of types of software applications that may be beneficial to GL. These benefits usually relate to the strategic management of freight transport and supply chains and the provision of software for executing or monitoring passenger transport. As such, further research on sustainability measures is also needed to identify important sustainable indicators in transport. Existing reviews mostly concentrate on either a specific logistics area or supply chain management; as far as we are aware, no studies focus on the use of ICT in GL at a superordinate level. This paper’s holistic evaluation of the state of research in this underexplored area and its propositions for future research help to fill this gap in the literature.

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    http://vhbonline.org/vhb4you/jourqual/vhb-jourqual-3/teilrating-or/.

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    http://sydney.edu.au/business/itls/research/journal_rankings.

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    Conferences listed in this ranking, are subject to certain requirements. They must take place regularly (minimum every 2 years), must have already taken place at least three times, must have a very high IS relevance, must implement at least one single blind assessment procedure, should have an international orientation (e.g., international program committee, conference language English) etc. Cf. http://gcc.upb.de/K-Pool/WKWI-Ranking.

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    http://provalisresearch.com/products/qualitative-data-analysis-software/.

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    http://provalisresearch.com/products/content-analysis-software/.

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Appendix: Keywords used for literature search

Appendix: Keywords used for literature search

There were two groups of keywords which were combined with AND.

The first group contained the following keywords, which were combined with OR: The second group contained the following keywords, which were again combined with OR:
Green Warehous* ICT
Sustainable Warehous* Information technology
Green Transport* Information system*
Sustainable Transport* IT Strategy
Green Freight* Computing
Sustainable Freight* Software
Green Packaging Application
Sustainable Packaging Platform
Green Inventory Management Architecture
Sustainable Inventory Management Framework
Green Logistic* Programming
Sustainable Logistic* Computer
Green SCM EDI
Green Supply Chain Management Internet
Sustainable SCM Web
Sustainable Supply Chain Management IT customization
  SOA
  RFID
  SaaS
  Cloud
  Utility
  Tool
  Research agenda
  Literature review

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Frehe, V., Teuteberg, F. Information and communication technology in green logistics: status quo and research gaps. Manag Rev Q 67, 65–96 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11301-017-0124-4

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Keywords

  • Green logistics
  • Sustainable SCM
  • Information and communication technology
  • Information systems
  • Sustainability
  • Literature review

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  • Q010
  • Q560
  • O180
  • R410