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Björklund, Maria
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Björklund, M. & Forslund, H. (2018). Transportrelaterar CSR-arbete: för ökad lönsamhet och innovation. Linköping
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transportrelaterar CSR-arbete: för ökad lönsamhet och innovation
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

För att möta trender såsom ökad internationell konkurrens måste framtida transportsystem inte bara vara ekonomiskt utan även socialt och miljömässigt hållbara. CSR-arbetet måste lyftas till en affärsmässighet där hållbara transportsatsningar blir en integrerad del av affärsutvecklingen och stödjer näringslivets långsiktiga och hållbara konkurrenskraft. För detta krävs nytänkande och innovationskraft. Kunskapen kring hur CSR-arbete kan göras företagsekonomiskt intressant är starkt begränsad. Det saknas kunskap kring hur företagsekonomiskt intressanta tjänster och processer kan utformas som stödjer en utveckling mot satta transportpolitiska mål och miljömål, och som stöds av mätning och uppföljning.

Fokus i detta projekt har legat på att identifiera, beskriva och analysera innovationer som kan medföra att transportrelaterat CSR-arbete ger effektivare verksamheter och/eller kundservice. Transportutövare och transportköpare (här handelsföretag) har fokuserats. Handelsföretag kan i sin roll som länk mellan kunder och producenter och med sin ofta starka förhandlingskraft påverka CSR-arbetet även utanför företagsgränserna. De stora potentialer som finns i gränssnitten mellan transportsystemets aktörer har därmed lyfts fram.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: , 2018. p. 18
Series
LIU-IEI-R ; 00285
Keywords
Hållbar logistik, gröna transporter, innovativ logistik, csr, miljö, socialt
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-144419 (URN)LIU-IEI-RR-18/00285-SE (ISRN)
Funder
VINNOVA, 2014-03363
Available from: 2018-01-19 Created: 2018-01-19 Last updated: 2018-01-22Bibliographically approved
Björklund, M., Abrahamsson, M. & Johansson, H. (2017). Critical factors for viable business models for urban consolidation centres. Research in Transportation Economics, 64, 36-47
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Critical factors for viable business models for urban consolidation centres
2017 (English)In: Research in Transportation Economics, ISSN 0739-8859, E-ISSN 1875-7979, Vol. 64, p. 36-47Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Abstract Although urban consolidation centres (UCC) worldwide have improved urban freight distribution and reduced externalities, other UCC initiatives have not materialised due to problems such as for example, business model limitations. All the same, researchers have rarely described business model components relevant to city logistics. In response, the purpose of this article is to analyse critical factors for viable business models of city logistics initiatives involving UCCs. Following an extensive literature review and multiple-case study of five initiatives with UCCs, we identified seven critical factors of viable city logistics business models: the ability to scale up and down the UCC solution; an ability to continuously develop and adapt to a dynamic environment; the important entrepreneurial role of the initiator as well; the acknowledgment of society; ability to innovate new services; logistics and supply chain management competence; and the ability to take full advantage of advanced IT. All seven factors describe continuously redeveloped business models seeking to seize new and unexpected opportunities, yet also indicate that city logistics systems require local authorities and municipalities to act as initiators, enablers, and customers. The models also underscore differences between purely commercial and purely municipal city logistics initiatives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Urban logistics, Business models, Critical factors, Urban consolidation centres
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-144226 (URN)10.1016/j.retrec.2017.09.009 (DOI)
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2018-01-11 Created: 2018-01-11 Last updated: 2018-07-03
Björklund, M., Forslund, H. & S.Ülgen, V. (2017). Hållbarhetsarbete i transportförsörjningskedjor. In: Hållbarhetsarbete i transportförsörjningskedjor: . Paper presented at Plankonferensen 25-26 oktober, Göteborg.. Göteborg
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hållbarhetsarbete i transportförsörjningskedjor
2017 (Swedish)In: Hållbarhetsarbete i transportförsörjningskedjor, Göteborg, 2017Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: , 2017
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-142525 (URN)
Conference
Plankonferensen 25-26 oktober, Göteborg.
Projects
Innovativt hållbarhetsarbete i logistikförsörjningskedjor
Available from: 2017-10-31 Created: 2017-10-31 Last updated: 2017-11-23Bibliographically approved
Björklund, M., Forslund, H. & Persdotter Isaksson, M. (2016). Exploring logistics-related environmental sustainability in large retailers. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 44(1), 38-57
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring logistics-related environmental sustainability in large retailers
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, ISSN 0959-0552, E-ISSN 1758-6690, Vol. 44, no 1, p. 38-57Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore and illustrate ways in which the world’s largest retailers describe their logistics-related environmental considerations, their environmental indicators applied to measure the effects of these considerations and their environmental consciousness in their CSR reports.

Design/methodology/approach – Classification models are developed via a literature review on logistics-related environmental considerations, indicators and consciousness. A content analysis approach is then applied to examine CSR reports from 12 of the world’s largest retailers.

Findings – Few retailers show environmental considerations in all logistics activities, but purchasing is especially well described. Even if many retailers claim to use the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework, no one uses is completely. Judging consciousness from CSR reports raised a number of questions.

Research limitations/implications – A contribution to theory is the development of two classification models. The first provides a description structure for environmental considerations related to logistics activities. The second expands the GRI indicator framework by incorporating a structure for logistics activities.

Practical implications – The classification models developed can be an important mean for managers and also consumers to judge the environmental sustainability of retailers by their CSR reports.

Social implications – The study makes a social contribution with its input on sustainability and especially environmental issues.

Originality/value – Few studies have focused upon environmentally sustainable logistics in retail chains, and even fewer address how to measure environmental sustainability in this context.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2016
National Category
Environmental Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-124187 (URN)10.1108/IJRDM-05-2015-0071 (DOI)
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2016-01-21 Created: 2016-01-21 Last updated: 2018-05-04Bibliographically approved
Björklund, M. & Forslund, H. (2016). The sustainable logistics innovation process: an exploratory study. In: Lauri Ojala, Juuso Töyli, Tomi Solakivi, Harri Lorentz, Sini Laari, Ninni Lehtinen (Ed.), NOFOMA 2016 - Proceedings of the 28th Annual Nordic Logistics Research Network Conference: . Paper presented at NOFOMA 2016 - the 28th Annual Nordic Logistics Research Network Conference, Turku, Finland, June 8-10, 2016 (pp. 35-51). Turku, Finland: University of Turku Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The sustainable logistics innovation process: an exploratory study
2016 (English)In: NOFOMA 2016 - Proceedings of the 28th Annual Nordic Logistics Research Network Conference / [ed] Lauri Ojala, Juuso Töyli, Tomi Solakivi, Harri Lorentz, Sini Laari, Ninni Lehtinen, Turku, Finland: University of Turku Press , 2016, p. 35-51Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Purpose: Sustainability has become an important aspect for improving logistics, and the development ofmore sustainable logistics operations calls for innovative thinking. The purpose of this study isto explore how the sustainable logistics innovation (SLI) process is managed by some retailersand LSPs in order to suggest a framework for describing and analysing the SLI process.

Design/methodology/approach: Literature on general, logistics and sustainable innovation processes is studied. A multiple-casestudy in five Swedish retailers and LSPs is conducted. With a pattern-matching approach, theSLI processes in the companies are analysed and a framework is suggested.

Findings: A framework for the SLI process is suggested and its differences from general innovationprocesses are highlighted, such as the use of 3BL business cases. It shows the characteristics ofthe SLI process and which actors that are involved. The SLI process can vary largely and stillgenerate SLIs. However, managerial improvement potentials were found in several phases ofthe process.

Research limitations/implications: This study addresses the lack of empirically based research in logistics innovation and expandsit to retailers. It expands our knowledge into SLI, where the framework can be applied tostructure and understand SLI processes, and to identify improvement potentials.

Practical limitations/implications: Managerial implications are found in the limited customer involvement in idea generation andthe often “secret” way of evaluating ideas. As the companies can be seen as forerunners in SLI,managers can get inspiration by studying how the process is managed.

Originality/value: Very few studies are found in the area of sustainable logistics innovation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Turku, Finland: University of Turku Press, 2016
Keywords
sustainable logistics, innovation process, case study, innovation management
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-131011 (URN)978-951-29-6517-5 (ISBN)
Conference
NOFOMA 2016 - the 28th Annual Nordic Logistics Research Network Conference, Turku, Finland, June 8-10, 2016
Projects
Transportrelaterat CSR, Vinnova
Funder
VINNOVA, 2014-03363
Available from: 2016-09-05 Created: 2016-09-05 Last updated: 2016-09-12Bibliographically approved
Sandberg, E., Björklund, M. & Huge-Brodin, M. (2015). Buyer-supplier relationships - A comparison between European and Asian supplier relationships. In: : . Paper presented at The 27th annual Nordic Logistics Research Network (NOFOMA) conference.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Buyer-supplier relationships - A comparison between European and Asian supplier relationships
2015 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120953 (URN)
Conference
The 27th annual Nordic Logistics Research Network (NOFOMA) conference
Available from: 2015-08-31 Created: 2015-08-31 Last updated: 2015-09-25
Sandberg, E., Björklund, M. & Huge Brodin, M. (2015). Buyer-supplier relationships, a comparison between European and Asian supplier relationships. In: : . Paper presented at NoFoMa conference 3-5 Juni, book of proceedings, Molde, Norway.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Buyer-supplier relationships, a comparison between European and Asian supplier relationships
2015 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-119679 (URN)
Conference
NoFoMa conference 3-5 Juni, book of proceedings, Molde, Norway
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2015-06-24 Created: 2015-06-24 Last updated: 2015-08-10
Piecyk, M. & Björklund, M. (2015). Green logistics, sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (3ed.). In: Alan McKinnon, Sharon Cullinane, Anthony Whiteing and Michael Browne (Ed.), Green Logistics: Improving the environmental sustainability of Logistics (pp. 107-122). Kogan page
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Green logistics, sustainable development and corporate social responsibility
2015 (English)In: Green Logistics: Improving the environmental sustainability of Logistics / [ed] Alan McKinnon, Sharon Cullinane, Anthony Whiteing and Michael Browne, Kogan page, 2015, 3, p. 107-122Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kogan page, 2015 Edition: 3
Keywords
Logistik, Miljöaspekter
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-114633 (URN)978-07-4947-186-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-03-02 Created: 2015-03-02 Last updated: 2015-03-11Bibliographically approved
Björklund, M. & Forslund, H. (2015). In search of sustainable logistics innovation. In: : . Paper presented at NoFoMa conference 3-5 Juni, book of proceedings, Molde, Norway.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>In search of sustainable logistics innovation
2015 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-119678 (URN)
Conference
NoFoMa conference 3-5 Juni, book of proceedings, Molde, Norway
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2015-06-24 Created: 2015-06-24 Last updated: 2015-08-10
Björklund, M. (2015). Logistics decision levels, activities and sustainability focus among swedish retailers. In: Book of proceedings: . Paper presented at The 20th LRN Annual Conference and PhD Workshop, Derby, UK 9-11 September 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Logistics decision levels, activities and sustainability focus among swedish retailers
2015 (English)In: Book of proceedings, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121575 (URN)
Conference
The 20th LRN Annual Conference and PhD Workshop, Derby, UK 9-11 September 2015
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2015-09-25 Created: 2015-09-25 Last updated: 2015-10-05
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