Distribution Management Systems Term Paper by Nicky

Distribution Management Systems
An overview of how businesses can make their companies more environmentally friendly.
# 147184 | 2,551 words | 5 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Feb 28, 2011 in Business (Industries) , Environmental Studies (General)

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The paper addresses the subject of how some companies have chosen to focus on greening their business and seek ways to reduce the effect of their business on the environment. It provides a short introduction to green logistics, explaining that it is essential that distribution/logistics be the most efficient that they can be and for some organizations this might also mean the greenest they can be.

Statement of the Problem

From the Paper:

''Many businesses in this day and age seek to demonstrate stewardship and resolve to do business within a guideline of corporate social responsibility. In this quest many have chosen to focus on greening their business often including both procurement and manufacture, seeking to reduce the effect of their business on the environment. Yet, logistics has often been overlooked as an area needing to be greened and in short companies seeking to become environmentally aware and act upon this awareness seem to be hitting a dead end, they reduce environmental impact in procuring supplies, producing products and then much of the work goes to waste when distribution enters the situation and is not environmentally conscious. HYPERLINK "http://www.questiaschool.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=102779792" (New, Green & Morton, 2000, p. 43) According to eyefor transport the shift to looking at green logistics and distribution as not only responsible but essential to healthy business, has occurred and many companies are currently and plan to in the future green their supply chain as so much of the footprint is located in this area. Therefore the area of distribution offers an opportunity to make a large difference in the overall impact of the company.''

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Colby, S. J., Kingsley, T., & Whitehead, B. W. (1995). The Real Green Issue. The McKinsey Quarterly, (2), 132.
  • Engel, C. (1998). Competition Drives the Trucking Industry. Monthly Labor Review, 121(4), 34.
  • Eyeontransport, Green Logistics Forum "Download the Green Transportation & Logistics Global Report Now," at http://www.greenlogisticsforum.com/2008/free_report.shtml
  • Eyeontransport Green Transportation and Logistics Global Report November 2007 At http://www.greenlogisticsforum.com/2008/free_report.pdf
  • New, S., Green, K., & Morton, B. (2000). 3 Buying the Environment. In The Business of Greening, Fineman, S. (Ed.) (pp. 35-53). London: Routledge.

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