Degree programs: MSc Management, MSc Logistics & SCM
Topics covered: sustainability - definitions, principles and concepts; environmental effects of logistical activity ; measuring and costing environmental impacts; development of green logistics strategies and frameworks; setting targets for environmental improvement; reducing freight transport intensity and switching transport mode; improving vehicle utilization, handling systems and packaging; energy use in logistics: improving fuel efficiency and switching fuels; city logistics; waste management and reverse logistics; role of government in promoting green logistics practices; adaptation of logistics systems to climate change.
The module takes an inter-disciplinary perspective on the subject incorporating elements of logistics management, economics, engineering and climate science. Sessions on the measurement and costing of logistics externalities are essentially techniques-based. The remainder of the module is predominantly knowledge- and issue-based.
The main educational objectives of this module are to:
• make students aware of the seriousness of the environmental challenges facing companies, governments and citizens.
• inform them of logistics’ contribution to environmental problems and show what companies and governments can do to reduce logistics’ environmental ‘footprint’.
|Offered by||Prof. Alan C. McKinnon, PhD|
|ECTS credits||5 Credit Points|
|Semester||2 (Spring Semester)|
|Method of examination||Written Exam|