Special Issue "Green Logistics and Sustainability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
Interests: green logistics; industry 4.0 and digital technologies for supply chain; supply chain data analytics; scientometric analysis
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Transport and Logistics is a critical part of any economy around the world. The global logistics and transportation services market is expected to reach $ 12,256 billion by 2022. There is no doubt that the industry plays a significant role in overall competitiveness and economic performance. Logistics operations are widely used across industry sectors. With an increased reliance on logistic operations, the logistics sector has become one of the largest generations of greenhouse gas. Therefore, a rise in the adoption of green logistics solutions is expected to provide lucrative opportunities to market players. Logistics is perceived as a key sector to contribute to sustainable development meeting the future generations’ needs in terms of low greenhouse gas emissions in a socially and economically responsible way. In response to such concerns, the transport and logistics industry has been investing in new practices and technologies in the movement towards greener logistics. Some of these practices include switching to low-emission fuel, reduction in percentage of truck kilometres run empty, and increasing the average weight-based load factor. Others include reducing the carbon content of energy and improving energy efficiency or electrification of transport (rail and trucks), freight modal shift, automatic engine idle, driver training and monitoring, and improvement in aerodynamics.
The primary objective of this Special Issue on ‘Green Logistics and Sustainability’ is to investigate the current and future of sustainable logistical operations and how green logistics can bring a competitive advantage to firms from various perspectives. We accept a variety of methodologies, such as qualitative and quantitative analysis, mathematical modelling and simulation and behavioural experiments. We welcome papers that address, but are not limited to, the following research topics about green logistics and sustainability:
- The role of new technologies such as 3D printing and drone on greening logistics operations;
- Blockchain and green logistics;
- Corporate social responsibility and sustainability;
- Optimisation models for greened logistics;
- Barriers and motivators for green logistics adoption;
- Sustainability and triple bottom line;
- Risk in green logistics.
Dr. Ahmad Abareshi
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Green logistics
- Technological innovations
- Green logistics adoption
- Green logistics barriers and motivators