The role of third party logistics providers (3PLs) in the adoption of green supply chain initiatives

Edward Sweeney, Pietro Evangelista, Maria Huge-Brodin, Karin Isaksson

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number84
Pages (from-to)32-34
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Financial Review
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2013

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