Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains

Innovations and Integral Approaches

  • Meng Lu
  • Joost De Bock

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Valentina Boschian, Paolo Paganelli
    Pages 15-51
  3. Alex Van Breedam
    Pages 53-73
  4. Christof Defryn, Christine Vanovermeire, Kenneth Sörensen
    Pages 75-89
  5. Jannes Verstichel, Greet Vanden Berghe
    Pages 91-109
  6. Susana Val, Adekunle Kehinde, Andrew Machado, Carolina Ciprés
    Pages 111-129
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 183-185

About this book


 This book addresses the main challenges affecting modern logistics and supply chains, and is organized according to five main themes: supply chain strategy and management, information and communication technology (ICT) for logistics and related business models, vertical and horizontal collaboration, intelligent hubs (e.g. ports and cities), and policy for sustainable logistics. The key findings presented are based on both extensive research and on business cases. The book examines logistics from a comprehensive viewpoint embracing the entire supply chain. The overarching advanced logistics and supply chain concept at the heart of this book endeavors to contribute to a sustainable intelligent transport system by making it more efficient, cost-effective, safe, reliable and competitive. Specifically, the book focuses on the need for a variety of supply chain, logistics and transport options, on the potential offered by technological developments, infrastructural and organizational aspects, information flows, the financial and legal domain, harmonization and the complexity of implementation. In closing, the book presents new approaches to the coordination of sound business and governance models.


Horizontal collaboration ICT for logistics Packaging logistics Supply chain Urban logistics Vertical collaboration

Editors and affiliations

  • Meng Lu
    • 1
  • Joost De Bock
    • 2
  1. 1.Dutch Institute for Advanced LogisticsBredaThe Netherlands
  2. 2.European CommissionBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17418-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17419-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1941
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-716X
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