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Contributions to Management Science

Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains

Innovations and Integral Approaches

Editors: Lu, Meng, De Bock, Joost (Eds.)

  • Addresses the specific needs and requirements of today’s logistics industry
  • Provides valuable best practices for industry, researchers and policy and decision makers
  • Presents supporting input for the European Technology Platform (EPT) on Logistics (named ALICE since June 2013)
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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.

About the authors

Meng Lu. From 2011 Program Manager International at Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics. In 2009 and 2010 Visiting Professor at the National Laboratory for Automotive Safety and Energy, Tsinghua University, P.R. China. Since 2002 active in the area of ICT-based Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and logistics and supply chain. Participation in European initiatives and projects since 2005 and as Coordinator of SoCool@EU and LOG2020. Member of the Board of Governors, IEEE ITS Society; Chair of IBEC (international forum for ITS evaluation); Member of Editorial Board of IET ITS. PhD at Lund University in Sweden. Master's degree of Engineering in The Netherlands and P.R. China.

Joost De Bock worked for the European Commission (EC) since 1992 with mission to support development of an autonomous transport research programme in the context of European Framework Programme. He serves as Scientific or Project Officer of the EC responsible for the adequate execution of EU (European Union) co-funded research projects, addressing different modes (road, rail, waterborne and intermodal), as well as other issues such as safety, production process, logistics and carbon footprint. Previously he worked at the Dutch Ministry of Transport, The Netherlands.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Logistics Trends, Challenges, and Needs for Further Research and Innovation

    Clausen, Uwe (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Business Models for Advanced ICT in Logistics

    Boschian, Valentina (et al.)

    Pages 15-51

  • Future-Proofing Supply Chains

    Breedam, Alex

    Pages 53-73

  • Gain Sharing in Horizontal Logistic Co-operation: A Case Study in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Sector

    Defryn, Christof (et al.)

    Pages 75-89

  • Scheduling Serial Locks: A Green Wave for Waterbound Logistics

    Verstichel, Jannes (et al.)

    Pages 91-109

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-17419-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-17418-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36579-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains
Book Subtitle
Innovations and Integral Approaches
Editors
  • Meng Lu
  • Joost De Bock
Series Title
Contributions to Management Science
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-17419-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-17419-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-17418-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36579-4
Series ISSN
1431-1941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 185
Topics