Material Flow Management

Improving Cost Efficiency and Environmental Performance

  • Authors
  • Kristin Hinz
  • Bernd Wagner
  • Stefan Enzler

Part of the Sustainability and Innovation book series (SUSTAINABILITY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Stefan Enzler
    Pages 1-6
  3. Stefan Enzler
    Pages 7-19
  4. Timo Busch, Severin Beucker, Andreas Müller
    Pages 21-55
  5. Martin Ploog, Wiebke Stölting, Marcus Schröter, Thomas Spengler, Christoph Herrmann, René Graf
    Pages 159-195
  6. Bernd Wagner, Stefan Enzler
    Pages 197-201
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 203-206

About this book


The implementation of material flow management offers enterprises a high potential for realizing new economic competitive advantages. The eco-efficient optimization of material flows aims at reducing costs while simultaneously achieving long-term sustainability with regard to ecological and societal aspects. Knowledge of existing methods and the latest trends is a key prerequisite for successfully implementing, refining and disseminating material flow management approaches. This book summarises the fundamental concepts and tools of material flow management and presents the newest methods and findings. Case studies illustrate the results from recent research projects conducted in cooperation with industrial companies. The book thereby provides an up-to-date overview of the subject of material flow management for science and practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bernd Wagner
    • 1
  • Stefan Enzler
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Further Training and Knowledge TransferUniversity of AugsburgAugsburgGermany
  2. 2.imu Augsburg GmbH & Co. KGAugsburgGermany

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