Sustainable transportation model

a guide for safe and environment-friendly operations in the logistics industry

Tayyab Waqas Amjed, Norma J. Harrison

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Abstract

Transportation or logistics industry has moved towards a new paradigm that does not only move people and products from one place to another but also addresses issues of climate change, vehicle accidents and traffic congestion. More research needs to be done on the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainable transportation and translated into operational guidelines for practitioners. The authors have examined both industry publications and academic literature to outline high level constructs and operational elements for a sustainable transportation model. Content analysis was used to determine the sustainable transportation themes that were then thoroughly tested against prevalent industry standards and corporate sustainability reports to ascertain their validity and reliability. The sustainable transportation model was finally developed based on the primary impact of the operational elements on each dimension of sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (ICOSCM)
Place of PublicationShanghai
PublisherShanghai Jiao Tong University
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational conference on operations and supply chain management (7th : 2013) - Shanghai, China
Duration: 22 Jun 201325 Jun 2013

Conference

ConferenceInternational conference on operations and supply chain management (7th : 2013)
CityShanghai, China
Period22/06/1325/06/13

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Keywords

  • transportation
  • sustainability
  • logistics
  • content analysis

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Amjed, T. W., & Harrison, N. J. (2013). Sustainable transportation model: a guide for safe and environment-friendly operations in the logistics industry. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (ICOSCM) Shanghai: Shanghai Jiao Tong University.