As a term widely used to describe transportation activities, storage and handling of products as they move from raw material source, through the production system to the point of sale or consumption, logistics used to be focused on maximizing profitability. However, the calculation of profitability included only the economic costs that companies directly incur, while environmental and social costs have been largely ignored. This workshop is dealing with completely new approach to logistics, trying to investigate not only environmental effects of all the activities involved in the transport, storage and handling of physical products as they move through supply chains, but also their economic and social implications. This is a concept of a rapidly evolving term of „greening“ of logistics. The issues covered with this course are topical, important and currently engaging the attention of company managers, public policy makers and consumers in many countries, and many examples of companies ‘greening’ their logistics will be analyzed and discussed during lectures.
Lecturer's short biography
Sanda Soucie is Full Professor in the Department of Trade and International Business, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia. She has carried out research on retailing and wholesaling, logistics, fashion retailing, channels of distribution, etc. She is the editor of the following books: Green Economy in the Western Balkans: Towards a Sustainable Future, and Challenges for the Trade in CE and SE, both published by Emerald; Supply Chain Management – New Perspectives, published by IntechOpen; she is a guest editor in The British Food Journal, Journal of Food Products Marketing, World Journal of Retail Business Management. She is involved in many scientific projects, such as FP7 EU Focus Balkans, Evaluating CSR at the point of sale from the new parents` perspective, Proactivity in fostering environmental sustainability between trade and tourism, etc.