Green Logistics

  • Edgar E. BlancoEmail author
  • Yossi Sheffi
Part of the Springer Series in Supply Chain Management book series (SSSCM, volume 4)


Traditionally, logistics decisions have been driven by minimizing cost, maximizing profitability, or achieving customer service targets. As companies have added sustainability goals to their business objectives, there has been an increased interest in mitigating the social and environmental impact of their products and operations.

Green Logistics refers to the systematic measurement, analysis, and, ultimately, mitigation of the environmental impact of logistics activities. This chapter describes the main environmental impacts of logistic operations, namely greenhouse gases, pollution, noise, vibration, and packaging waste. It introduces the various green logistics strategies available to mitigate these impacts, how to these impacts can be incorporated in logistics decision-making and how organizations collaborate to implement green logistics in practice.


Environmental Protection Agency Fuel Consumption Emission Factor Vehicle Rout Problem Freight Transportation 
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© Yann Bouchery, Charles J. Corbett, Jan C. Fransoo, and Tarkan Tan 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MIT Center for Transportation & LogisticsCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Walmart StoresSan BrunoUSA

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