Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management – A Book Review

rackingI read a lot. I love reading. I go through lots of reports, research and background pieces on Supply Chain and Logistics I come across online, usually on my tablet. If it’s a hefty pdf I may put it on my Kindle, where I also keep my detective, thriller and historic novels, as that makes for ‘quieter’ reading. When it comes to Supply Chain and Logistics, and Jazz as well, I like to go old school and read an actual book, especially when it is the kind that can serve as a reference guide.

9780749468668Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management is just such a book. It’s written by three academic experts on the subject: Professor David B Grant, Dr Alexander Trautrims, and Professor Chee Yew Wong, and you can tell by the sheer number of names and years that are in the book. A list of references in the back would have been fine for me (Martijn Graat, 2014), but that is nitpicking.

The book covers all facets of a sustainable supply chain: Product Design, Sourcing and Procurement, Freight and Transportation, Warehousing, Reverse Logistics, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Supply Chain Risk. It combines theoretical explanations with actual practical business cases, which makes it both educational and interesting to read. It will give you a good understanding of the current state and developments of sustainability in Logistics and Supply Chain operations, and is an excellent starting point for development of your own sustainability program.

A synopsis:

Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management is the essential guide to the principles and practices of sustainable logistics operations and the responsible management of the entire supply chain. It offers practitioners and students the required understanding of sustainability science as well as an understanding of sustainability as it affects the supply chain.
Examining the subject in an integrated manner and from a holistic perspective, it examines all the key areas, including: product design; procurement; cleaner production; freight transport; warehousing and storage; purchasing; supply management; reverse logistics; recycling; strategy and more.

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