Essay On Green Logistics

1333 Words6 Pages
Introduction: With the vast amount of the sustainable approaches in the field of today’s business, Green Logistics has been a new concern and acquaintance to the world of Logistics business. Green logistics is the integration and the management of all the activities required to move products through the supply chain. For a typical product this supply chain extends from a raw material source through the production and distribution system to the point of consumption and the associated reverse logistics. The logistical activities comprise freight transport, storage, inventory management, materials handling and all the related information processing. Green Logistics hits all the Logistics processes. From material handling to the last information required to proceed in the Logistics process. The purpose of this paper is to critically evaluate whether or not greening efforts are dependent on a higher level company-wide sustainability strategy to be carried out and whether or not greening efforts lead to any changes in logistics effectiveness and logistics efficiency. Design, methodology and approach, the paper is based on empirical data collected via a survey and research from several scientific journals and articles. The results were analyzed using these several picked articles to find out the process and strategies. Within this research, the authors have tried to validate the existence of relationships between a company's sustainability strategy, its transportation greening efforts and logistics performance. Research limitations and implications – The paper investigates the possible effect the sustainability strategy of the firm will have on its decision to green its transportation, and the possible effect these measures will ha... ... middle of paper ... ..., compatibility, and complexity because these three factors have consistently been found to be more important in influencing adoption behavior of technical innovation than the other factors. The advantage of the technological factor is a degree in which innovation is perceived and being more beneficial. The perceived benefits can be measured in economic or social terms such as performance, satisfaction, reputation, and convenience. Companies are more likely to adopt a technology which able to provide better performance and higher economic gains than the other technologies. Relative advantage is positively related to the adopted innovations in the organization. Energy reduction, natural resources consumption, waste reduction and emissions, and responsiveness to social environmental expectations are all potential organizational benefits to reach the green practices.
Open Document