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Environmentally responsible logistics systems

Haw‐Jan Wu (Whittier College, Whittier, California, USA)
Steven C. Dunn (College of Business, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, USA)

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management

ISSN: 0960-0035

Article publication date: 1 March 1995

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Abstract

Logistics can be an indispensable part of integrated environmental management programmes because of its cross‐functional nature. Provides an overview of environmentally responsible logistics activities and their implications for corporate management. Also examines logistics functions in the context of the corporate value chain and identifies various environmental decision points. With environmental impact considered, many traditional trade‐off decisions need to be re‐evaluated. Provides examples in which innovative and environmentally‐friendly logistics ideas are used. Also discusses two system‐wide logistics elements, transportation and reverse logistics, that can have a profound impact on a firm′s environmental protection programme. Concludes that logistics managers can make environmentally responsible decisions that are coherent with corporate goals and objectives.

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Wu, H. and Dunn, S.C. (1995), "Environmentally responsible logistics systems", International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 25 No. 2, pp. 20-38. https://doi.org/10.1108/09600039510083925

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