Sustainable freight transport purchasing
Paper i proceeding, 2012

This paper addresses in what way the freight transport purchasing process can influence environmental impact of freight transport. Activities in the transport purchasing process are connected to the logistical variables modal split, handling factor, average length of haul, lading factor, empty running, fuel efficiency and carbon intensity of fuel, known to be related to CO2 emissions. Specification of requirements, in particular time demands, is shown as important for the environmental impact. Multiple case studies of freight transport purchasing processes are analysed with regards to influence on the logistical variables. Relating activities in freight transport purchasing processes to logistical variables influencing the environmental impact is of importance to be able to adapt the purchasing process to accommodate environmental considerations and reduce CO2 emissions. The model developed in this paper can be used for increasing awareness among both purchasing and general managers on how purchasing freight transport can be connected to environmental impact.

sustainability

purchasing process

shipper

freight transport

Författare

Sara Rogerson

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport

Dan Andersson

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport

Mats Johansson

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport

Proceedings of the 21th Annual IPSERA Conference, Naples, April 2012

Ämneskategorier

Annan maskinteknik

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Styrkeområden

Transport