Handbook on the Sustainable Supply Chain
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Handbook on the Sustainable Supply Chain

Edited by Joseph Sarkis

Supply chain management has long been a feature of industry and commerce but, with increasing demands from consumers, producers are spending more time and money investing in ways to make supply chains more sustainable. This exemplary Handbook provides readers with a comprehensive overview of current research on sustainable supply chain management.
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Chapter 23: Transportation and sustainable supply chains

Amulya Gurtu, Cory Searcy and Mohamad Y. Jaber

Abstract

This chapter discusses the role of transportation in the sustainability of supply chains. It briefly reviews the concepts of sustainability and sustainable supply chains. It also provides an overview of logistics and transportation, and how they affect sustainability in supply chains. It reviews the recent literature, and identifies and discusses some of the current challenges and opportunities in developing sustainable transportation. The chapter concludes by discussing the findings, providing some managerial insights, and suggesting future research directions.

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