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Green Logistics by Michael Browne, Anthony Whiteing, Sharon Cullinane, Alan McKinnon

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Environmental sustainability

A new priority for logistics managers

Alan McKinnon1

INTRODUCTION

Logistics is the term now widely used to describe the transport, storage and handling of products as they move from raw material source, through the production system to their final point of sale or consumption. Although its core activities have been fundamental to economic development and social well-being for millennia, it is only over the past 50 years that logistics has come to be regarded as a key determinant of business performance, a profession and a major field of academic study. During this period the dominant paradigm for those ...

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