Green Logistics

3427 words 14 pages
The University of Sydney

Discuss appropriate ‘green’ strategies that can be implemented in supply chains and analyse the impact on all supply chain members

Warinee Prapai

Submission Date: Friday, 21 April 2006
Unit of Study: TPTM6170, Strategy and Supply Chain Management
Degree Enrolled In: Master of International Business (MIB) and Master of Logistics Management (MLM)
Student No: 305044575

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION 1
2 GREEN STRATEGIES AND LEAN STRATEGIES 1
3 REVERSE LOGISTICS STRATEGY 2
4 E-LOGISTICS STRATEGY 3
4.1 Forward E-logistics 3
4.1.1 Procurement 3
4.1.2 Inventory Management and Warehousing 3
4.1.3 Transportation and Delivery Management 4
4.2 Reverse E-logistics 4
5 GREEN PURCHASING STRATEGY 5
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To understand the relationship between e-commerce and e-logistics, according to Alghalith (2005), “UPS e-logistics provides supply chain management solution designed to get your e-business launched quickly and economically”.

The key attribute of Internet-based logistics strategy is integration supply chain network and usage real-time information basis (Auramo, Aminoff, and Punakivi, 2002). To accomplish benefits and involve ecologically sustainable society perspective, companies will pay attention on two functions of the close-loop supply chain; forward e-logistics and reverse e-logistics (Sarkis, Meade, and Talluri, 2004).

5.5 Forward E-logistics
5.5.1 Procurement
Since-businesses developed e-logistics strategy, web-enabled procurement software was introduced by software vendors like Ariba and Commerce One (Sarkis, Meade, and Talluri, 2004). Consequently, the word “e-procurement” became familiar in supply chain management. By using e-procurement software, it supports to operate transactions over the Internet via e-mail and electronic data interchange (EDI) (Sarkis, Meade, and Talluri, 2004).

According to Lancioni’s research (cited in Murphy and Wood, 2004), there were two logistics functions: order management and transportation that hold the highest amount of Internet usage. This statement supports benefits of procurement activity in

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