The increasing importance of environmental sustainability has sharpened the focus on the need for innovative approaches to the purchasing of transport and logistics services. This article points out some of the challenges that purchasers of transport and logistics services, as well as their suppliers in the third party logistics (3PL) industry, are facing. These include the need for closer collaboration between 3PLs and their customers, as well as developing systems for the robust assessment of the environmental sustainability of services. The article is based on several years’ research experience in Ireland, Italy and Sweden.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||European Financial Review|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Aug 2013|
Sweeney, E., Evangelista, P., Huge-Brodin, M., & Isaksson, K. (2013). The role of third party logistics providers (3PLs) in the adoption of green supply chain initiatives. European Financial Review, 32-34. .