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Green Logistics

May 27, 2010

I read in a other blog about green logistics and I think that this topic is quite interesting. In this times it’s rather necessary to help our environtment to stay heathy.

What is Green Logistics?

Logistics is the integrated 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.

The main objective of logistics is to co-ordinate these activities in a way that meets customer requirements at minimum cost. In the past this cost has been defined in purely monetary terms. As concern for the environment rises, companies must take more account of the external costs of logistics associated mainly with climate change, air pollution, noise, vibration and accidents. The picture below shows elements which should be take in account when thinking about green logistics.