Sustainable Logistics

Responses to a Global Challenge

  • Wolf-Rüdiger Bretzke
  • Karim Barkawi

Part of the Lecture Notes in Logistics book series (LNLO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-22
  2. Wolf-Rüdiger Bretzke, Karim Barkawi
    Pages 1-84
  3. Wolf-Rüdiger Bretzke, Karim Barkawi
    Pages 85-434
  4. Wolf-Rüdiger Bretzke, Karim Barkawi
    Pages 435-502
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 0--1

About this book


Currently the notion of "sustainability" is used in an inflationary manner. Therefore the authors start with a definition which is stable to serve as an anchor for further research as well as for discussions among scientists, managers and politicians, ideally across different disciplines. The character of this book is purely conceptual. The argumentation is based on comparison of new and demanding requisites with existing models (process and network architectures in the field of logistics). Formerly neglected impacts on the environment will be included. Main features of a new approach will be developed which are capable to avoid these impacts and to align logistics with the requirements of sustainability.
In order to make logistics sustainable large parts will have to be reinvented. The focus needs to be on decoupling transportation activities from economic growth rates.


Carbon Management City logistics Globalization Network design Reverse logistics Supply chain management Transport logistics

Authors and affiliations

  • Wolf-Rüdiger Bretzke
    • 1
  • Karim Barkawi
    • 2
  1. 1.GmbH & Co KGBarkawi Management ConsultantsMünchenGermany
  2. 2.GmbH & Co KGBarkawi Management ConsultantsMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-34374-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-34375-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-8917
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-8925
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