Green Logistics

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The University of Sydney Discuss appropriate ‘green’ strategies that can be implemented in supply chains and analyse the impact on all supply chain members Warinee Prapai Submission Date: Friday, 21 April 2006 Unit of Study: TPTM6170, Strategy and Supply Chain Management Degree Enrolled In: Master of International Business (MIB) and Master of Logistics Management (MLM) Student No: 305044575 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 INTRODUCTION 1 2 GREEN STRATEGIES AND LEAN STRATEGIES 1 3 REVERSE LOGISTICS STRATEGY 2 4 E-LOGISTICS STRATEGY 3 4.1 Forward E-logistics 3 4.1.1 Procurement 3 4.1.2 Inventory Management and Warehousing 3 4.1.3 Transportation and Delivery Management 4 4.2 Reverse E-logistics 4 5 GREEN PURCHASING STRATEGY 5…show more content…
Furthermore, the benefit of this strategy for environmental concern is to eliminate amount of paper applications as sustaining paperless transaction (Sarkis, Meade, and Talluri, 2004). 5.5.2 Inventory Management and Warehousing E-logistics can generate the superior inventories management and warehousing for e-business through vendor-managed inventory (VMI) and postponement (Murphy and Wood, 2004; Sarkis, Meade, and Talluri, 2004). Under VMI, it is the system that manufacturers gain access via EDI and/or the Internet to distributors’ or retailers’ inventory data and sales on their behalf (Murphy and Wood, 2004). While, postponement refers to the process of delaying value-added activities by product differentiation and customization until the latest possible time (Sarkis, Meade, and Talluri, 2004). Owing to receiving order through the Internet, this generates the value to lower level of inventories. However, the effect of holding lower inventories is tight support the decrease requirement of warehouse usage as well (Sarkis, Meade, and Talluri, 2004). As environmental friendly perspective, the definite advantages are lower energy consumption and eliminate quantity of toxic waste that represents the result of better warehousing management (Sarkis, Meade, and Talluri, 2004). 5.5.3 Transportation and Delivery Management As it is state earlier that refers to Lancioni’s research (cited in Murphy and Wood, 2004), transportation involved with
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