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  • 1.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Stahre, Fredrik
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Rehme, Jakob
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Industriell marknadsföring och industriell ekonomi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Andersson, Dan
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Logistics Changes and Challenges in Swedish Food Supply Chains2008Inngår i: Nofoma 2008, 2008Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 2.
    Anderson, Helén
    et al.
    Internationella Handelshögskolan i Jönköping.
    Andersson, Dan
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Brehmer, Per-Olof
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Lilliecreutz, Johan
    CMA.
    Öhrwall Rönnbäck, Anna
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen.
    Suppliers' Articulation of Value Using the Internet2004Inngår i: Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Conference, IMP,2004, Köpenhamn: Copenhagen Business School , 2004Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 3.
    Anderson, Helén
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Industriell marknadsföring.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Reverse supply chains - a new system or just reversed flows?1998Inngår i: IPSERA,1998, Bath: CIPS , 1998, s. 69-Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

      

  • 4.
    Andersson, Dan
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling.
    Rangaraju, Naveen Kumar
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling.
    Rehme, Jakob
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Logistic and Import Sourcing2006Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 5.
    Andersson, Dan
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Rehme, Jakob
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Industriell marknadsföring och industriell ekonomi.
    Stahre, Fredrik
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Supply Co-ordination: A study of the Swedish food market2008Inngår i: IPSERA,2008, Perth: CIPS , 2008Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 6.
    Aronsson, Håkan
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik.
    Kohn, Christofer
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Logistics Structures - drivers of environmental impact2008Inngår i: Northern Lights in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Köpenhamn: Copenhagen Business School Press , 2008, 1, s. 183-198Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Northern Lights in Logistics & Supply Chain Management" portrays the past, present and future research of the subject in the Nordic countries. The NOFOMA conference - a network of Nordic researchers within the field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management - has been a focal point in the contribution to the continuous improvement and further development of Nordic research. The network has also opened up for interaction with fellow researchers from other countries. There are sixteen chapters in the book that in its own way colours the Nordic rainbow of research within Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The chapters are structured in four themes: 1) Origins and strategic aspects; 2) Research approaches in the Nordic countries; 3) Advancement of distribution strategies and; 4) Emerging application areas of logistics and SCM. The chapters provide an understanding and, perhaps more importantly, consciousness for scholars that are part of this research environment: Where are we now, what have we been influenced by, and in what area are we able to provide positive impact? The aim of the book is also to contribute to increased visibility to fellow international scholars within Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

  • 7.
    Aronsson, Håkan
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Kohn, Christofer
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Logistics Structures - drivers of environmental impact2006Inngår i: NOFOMA,2006, 2006Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 8.
    Björklund, Maria
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Expanding the Boundaries of Supply Chain Management: People, Planet and Profit2008Inngår i: Logistics Research Network,2008, Liverpool: CiLT, UK , 2008, s. 389-394Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 9.
    Björklund, Maria
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik- och kvalitetsutveckling. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Huge-Brodin, MariaLinköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik- och kvalitetsutveckling. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Greening logistics2017Collection/Antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The emerging awareness of climate threats and other environmentally related problems creates challenges for logistics.Greening logistics introduces various avenues to understand and improve logistics systems from an environmental perspective.Freight transport is part of, as well as a consequence of, the logistics 
system, where the environmental challenges cannot, and should not, be met at the cost of efficiency and competitiveness.During the last decade, research into green logistics has expanded and matured dramatically. From being in the outskirts of the logistics field, environmental considerations have become a more natural part of logistics research. This book provides examples of research performed by Swedish PhD students, and illuminates parts of the multifaceted area of green logistics research. The PhD students have each contributed with one chapter, in which they present their research in their own words.Greening logistics is aimed at various audiences: for students and teachers in universities and professional programmes – to facilitate the understanding of a complex, important, and emerging area; for business – to demonstrate green logistics’ important role, and provide inspiration and guidance for further development; for funding bodies – to demonstrate the strength of a joint funding initiative: the development of research competence at various universities; and for researchers – as inspiration and introduction to the area of green logistics.

  • 10.
    Björklund, Maria
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik- och kvalitetsutveckling. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Huge-Brodin, MariaLinköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik- och kvalitetsutveckling. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Greening Logistics2017Collection/Antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The emerging awareness of climate threats and other environmentally related problems creates challenges for logistics. Greening logistics introduces various avenues to understand and improve logistics systems from an environmental perspective. Freight transport is part of, as well as a consequence of, the logistics 
system, where the environmental challenges cannot, and should not, be met at the cost of efficiency and competitiveness. During the last decade, research into green logistics has expanded and matured dramatically. From being in the outskirts of the logistics field, environmental considerations have become a more natural part of logistics research. This book provides examples of research performed by Swedish PhD students, and illuminates parts of the multifaceted area of green logistics research. The PhD students have each contributed with one chapter, in which they present their research in their own words. Greening logistics is aimed at various audiences: for students and teachers in universities and professional programmes – to facilitate the understanding of a complex, important, and emerging area; for business – to demonstrate green logistics’ important role, and provide inspiration and guidance for further development; for funding bodies – to demonstrate the strength of a joint funding initiative: the development of research competence at various universities; and for researchers – as inspiration and introduction to the area of green logistics.

  • 11.
    Björklund, Maria
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    THe emerging challenge of CSR in SCM: state-of-the-art among large swedish companies2008Inngår i: NOFOMA,2008, Helsinki: NOFOMA , 2008, s. 89-104Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 12.
    Evangelista, Pietro
    et al.
    IRAT-CNR and Department of Management and Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Isaksson, Karin
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Sweeney, Edward
    National Institute for Transport and Logistics, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.
    A case study investigation on purchasing green transport and logistics services2012Inngår i: Purchasing & Supply Management in a Changing World: IPSERA 2012 Conference Proceedings / [ed] Esposito, E., Evangelista, P., Pastore, G., Raffa, M., Napoli, Italia: Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane , 2012, s. WP17-1-WP17-13Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    n the context of green supply chain management, green purchasing has received increased attention over the past decade and the strategic importance of introducing green aspects into purchasing practices has been recognised. Despite this growing importance, little has been written in relation to purchasing green transport and logistics services. Considering the strong environmental impact associated with transport and logistics activities, much remains to be learned concerning buyer’s practices when sourcing more sustainable services from third party logistics companies (3PLs). The aim of this paper is to explore practices of buying green transport and logistics services in three different European countries (Italy, Ireland and Sweden) using a multiple case study research approach. The paper analyses how general environmental company ambitions and environmental purchasing practices are reflected when green transport and logistics services are purchased. The results of the paper indicate that while the case companies show a relatively high concern of green issues at company level, a lower importance is attributed to green issues at the purchasing function level. When green concerns in purchasing transport and logistics services are analysed the level of importance decrease dramatically. It emerges a conflicting attitude among the overall company level and the purchasing of transport and logistics services. This suggests that there is the potential for improvements especially in the area of green collaboration in buyer and supplier relationships. 

  • 13.
    Evangelista, Pietro
    et al.
    IRATCNR and Department of Management Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Isaksson, Karin
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Sweeney, Edward
    National Institute for Transport and Logistics (NITL), College of Engineering and Built Environment, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland.
    Green Initiatives in the Transport and Logistics Service Industry: An Exploratory Case Study of Logistics Service ProvidersManuskript (preprint) (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The impact of business operations on the natural environment is an area in which societies and governments have become more proactive. This specifically affects logistics service providers (LSPs) where the core business has a significant environmental impact. That is why transport and logistics companies are increasingly being asked to respond to the challenges of green issues by implementing more environmentally sustainable strategies. Hence environmental research specific to LSPs has been neglected despite the fact that these companies have assumed a more critical role in the wider supply chain. In order to generate more structured knowledge and understanding of the green initiatives undertaken by LSPs, this paper explores the level of awareness and actual initiatives undertaken, as well as the drivers and barriers these companies encounter in this area today. This has been done through a multiple case study approach investigating a sample of LSPs operating in Sweden, Italy and Ireland. The results of the case study identify the environmental attitude of LSPs and how they are responding to the green pressures on their businesses. Managerial and research implications – in particular, a set a propositions are derived from the study.

  • 14.
    Evangelista, Pietro
    et al.
    University of Naples Federico II, Italy.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Isaksson, Karin
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Sweeney, Edward
    Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.
    Purchasing green transport and logistics services: implications for small business2012Inngår i: Piccola Impresa / Small Business, ISSN 0394-7947, nr 2, s. 43-61Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Considering its strong environmental impact, logistics plays a critical role in green supply chain management. It provides strategic links in the supply chain and is an essential function in the delivery of green products to the consumer. There is a general consensus on the fact that more environmentally sustainable companies may be achieved only if transport and logistics activities also become greener. To achieve this objective, buyer companies need to incorporate green considerations in the purchasing of transport and logistics services. This appears particularly challenging for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) because of their traditional lack of managerial, organisational and financial resources that often result in failure to adopt an environmental perspective. In the extant literature, green purchasing has received increased attention over the past decade and the strategic importance of introducing green aspects into purchasing practices has been recognised. However, little has been written in relation to purchasing green transport and logistics services. The aim of this paper is to explore practices in the buying of green transport and logistics services and to derive implications for small buyer companies. The paper analyses how general environmental company ambitions and environmental purchasing practices are reflected when green transport and logistics services are purchased in three different European countries (Italy, Ireland and Sweden) using a multiple case study research approach. The results of the paper indicate that while the case companies show a relatively high concern for green issues at corporate level, a lower importance is attributed to green issues at the purchasing function level. When green concerns in the purchasing of transport and logistics services are analysed the level of importance decreases further. Thus, a conflicting attitude is evident between the overall corporate level and the purchasing of transport and logistics services specifically. This suggests that there is potential for improvement especially in the area of green collaboration in buyer and supplier relationships.

  • 15.
    Evangelista, Pietro
    et al.
    IRAT-CNR and Department of Management and Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Isaksson, Karin
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Sweeney, Edward
    National Institute for Transport and Logistics, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.
    Purchasing Green Transport and Logistics Services: Implications from the Environmental Sustainability Attitude of 3PLs2013Inngår i: Outsourcing Management for Supply Chain Operations and Logistics Services / [ed] Dimitris Folinas, Hershey, PA USA: IGI Global, 2013, s. 449-465Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Environmental sustainability is an area of increasing importance for third party logistics (3PL) com- panies. As the design and implementation of services requires interaction between buyer and 3PL, the 3PLs are in a critical position to support the efforts towards greening operations of different supply chain participants. However the literature in this field reflects a gap between the perspectives of buy- ers and 3PLs. This chapter attempts to fill this void through an explorative case study analysis on the environmental attitude of 3PLs in order to derive implications for buyers’ behavior. The results indicate that the buyer’s role is critical in different ways in the development of green initiatives among 3PLs. An increased orientation towards longer-term contracts and joint development would likely enhance the level of green initiatives. Indirectly, the buyer has the opportunity to influence its 3PLs through interac- tion with employees on different levels in the company, including top management. 

  • 16.
    Evangelista, Pietro
    et al.
    CNR - IRISS, Naples, Italy.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik- och kvalitetsutveckling. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Sweeney, Edward
    ESM Group, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, the UK.
    Morvillo, Alfonso
    CNR - IRISS, Naples, Italy.
    Putting together environmental sustainability and profitability in logistics and supply chains2017Inngår i: International Journal of Business and Systems Research, ISSN 1751-200X, E-ISSN 1751-2018, Vol. 11, nr 4, s. 345-348Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 17.
    Fristedt, Mårten
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hansson, Andreas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Rehme, Jakob
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Industriell marknadsföring och industriell ekonomi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Sandberg, Erik
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Supply Chain Management in practice: A Case study of McDonald’s Sweden2012Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Although much discussed in theory, supply chain management (SCM) is often problematic to carry out in practice. One exception is McDonald’s Sweden, which since its establishment has worked with suppliers and restaurants (franchisees) in a way that reminds of what SCM literature recommends. The purpose of this report is to describe and analyse the supply chain of McDonald’s Sweden from suppliers to franchisees.

    Based on interviews with McDonald’s Sweden, suppliers and franchisees, McDonald’s supply chain is described and analysed according to SCM literature. Cooper and Ellram’s (1993) framework of SCM characteristics is used complemented with several other writers.

    The study describes a supply chain where its members to a large extent collaborate as described in SCM literature. The report identifies and describes how significant SCM characteristics, such as information sharing, joint planning, and the sharing of risks and rewards are managed in the case. Finally, the report identifies market saturation and the search for economies of scale outside the primary supply chain as a challenge for future SCM practices. The case constitutes an interesting showcase where the ways in which the studied features are managed can inspire others businesses in succeeding in SCM.

  • 18.
    Fristedt, Mårten
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hansson, Andreas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Rehme, Jakob
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Industriell marknadsföring och industriell ekonomi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Sandberg, Erik
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Supply chain management in practice: a case study of McDonald’s Sweden2012Inngår i: NOFOMA 2012: Proceedings of 24th  Annual Nordic Logistics Research Network Conference / [ed] Juuso Töyli, Laura Johansson, Harri Lorentz, Lauri Ojala and Sini Laari, Naantali, Finland, 2012, s. 875-877Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 19.
    Huge Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Logistics systems for recycling: on the influence of products, structures, relationships and power2002Doktoravhandling, monografi (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The environmental trend, and environmental legislation, has during the past decade grown stronger, and with it the focus on environmental issues within many fields of research and practice. This has implications for logistics, and the focus in this dissertation is on the logistics systems that are needed to realise recycling of end-of-life products: logistics systems for recycling (LSRs). LSRs have been studied regarding two parts; the collection and the post-collection system.

    To identify influence of physical components (product properties and structures of LSRs) and co-operative behaviour (relationships and interorganizational power) on effectiveness and efficiency of LSRs, four studies of different parts of the LSR were conducted, comprising all the roles shown in figure I. The cases comprised paper and electronics recycling.

    The findings of the research suggest the following:

    • Product complexity, variety and handling properties can restrict the possibilities of reaching effectiveness and efficiency in LSRs through economies of scale. The value of both recycled paper and recycled electronics can under certain conditions be influenced by the effectiveness and the efficiency of LSRs.
    • The material flow structures of the studied LSRs are converging, and cost effectiveness as well as capacity efficiency can be increased through co-ordination between LSRs and forward logistics systems.
    • Mutual long-term ambition and longer time frames of contracts in vertical relationships between actors in the same LSR can improve their performance. Horizontal relationships between actors of different LSRs provide opportunities for attaining higher effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Power bases identified as influential for the performance of LSRs were not only relative to size and ownership, but also to expertise on logistics and recycling, and superior information access. Trust building and power use co-exist in LSRs, but intentional trust building was more visible in short term relationships in legislation driven recycling of low and volatile goods volumes, than in market/technology driven recycling of large and stable goods volumes.

    The relatively high importance of high customer service levels over low costs in collection LSRs for legislation driven recycling, where goods volumes are small and volatile, was identified. A model was introduced comprising a second decoupling point, where the logistics strategy would shift from agile to lean; at the recycler, instead of at the point of the end-customer, something which is generally perceived in the literature.

    The physical components and co-operative behaviour of LSRs can both reinforce each other's influence on the performance of LSRs, or counteract each other's effect.

    Reinforcement:

    • Product standardisation increases handling efficiency in an LSR and facilitates the recycling process, and it can also facilitate horizontal co-operation, thus increasing LSRs' effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Co-ordination between LSRs and forward logistics systems and horizontal co-operation can enhance the effectiveness and the efficiency of LSRs.

    Counteraction:

    • A high level of logistics as well as product knowledge can enhance the efficiency and the effectiveness of LSRs, but the two competencies can also counteract with one another.
    • High and stable goods volumes promote high efficiency and cost effectiveness but may also lower the managerial efficiency within the system.
  • 20.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Reverse Logistics Systems: an Interorganisational Perspective, Focusing on Paper Recycling1997Licentiatavhandling, monografi (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the study is to describe and analyse reverse logistics systems. The study is a qualitative case study, and the main case comprise three actors: a supplier of recycled paper; their customer, the paper mill, and the transport provider linking the customer and supplier. Reference cases are recycling electronics and recycling cars.

    The relationships between the actors were studied focusing on the logistics interfaces between them. Issues of interest were adaptations and co-operation, investments and costs, time horizon of the relationship, power distribution, and driving forces for making adaptations.

    The findings on these issues do not differ from theory on forward flows. An alternative mode!, partly different from existing models describing reverse logistics systems, is presented. It is built on the conclusion that the part of a reverse logistics system, which starts when the recycled goods are collected and sorted/disassembled, is not different from forward logistics systems.

  • 21.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    The role of Logistics Service Providers in the Development of Sustainability-Related Innovation2011Inngår i: Supply Chain Innovation for Competing in Highly Dynamic Markets:  Challenges and Solutions / [ed] Evangelista, Pietro; McKinnon, Alan; Sweeney, Edward & Esposito, Emilio, IGI , 2011, 1, s. 343-Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Logistics service providers (LSPs) are important actors in the supply chain, and due to the transport intensive activities they manage, they can make a large contribution to the development of sustain- able supply chains. They are often considered as reactive and quite passive in their role vis-à-vis their customers though many possess the critical logistics capabilities required to make distribution opera- tions less damaging to the environment. Developing green logistics service offerings can be one way of greening the whole supply chain, though today there appears to be little demand for these services. In the longer term, however LSPs are likely to benefit from being an environmentally innovative and to apply their environmental knowledge more effectively inside their organisations. This will strengthen their competitive position in a future logistics market in which environmental capabilities become ma- jor selection criteria. Many of the innovative systems and practices may not be motivated primarily by a desire to preserve the environment but will, nevertheless, contribute to sustainable development. To make a major commitment to greening client’s supply chain, an LSP will often require a longer-term contract that supports investment in more environmentally friendly technology and business processes.

  • 22.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Återvinner Du? Då är Du en logistiker!2004Inngår i: TH : Transport & Hantering, ISSN 0346-2773, Vol. 10, s. 22-23Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 23.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Anderson, Helén
    EMM Jönkping International Business School.
    Recycling calls for Revaluation2008Inngår i: Supply chain management, ISSN 1359-8546, E-ISSN 1758-6852, Vol. 13, nr 1Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 24.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Anderson, Helén
    EMM Jönköping International Business School.
    The consumer's changing role: The case of recycling2005Inngår i: Management of environmental quality, ISSN 1477-7835, E-ISSN 1758-6119, Vol. 16, nr 1, s. 77-86Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose - The emerging material flows of recycled goods have effects on roles, responsibilities and positions of a range of industrial actors, but also on the consumer as a part of the industrial recycling process. The purpose of the paper is to discuss the changing role and position of the final-product customer, the consumer, as recycling is introduced into the supply chain. Design/methodology/approach - This is a conceptual paper, building on theory and concepts from literature on marketing channels, industrial actors and material flows. Those concepts were developed basically for traditional forward material flows, while recycling complicates their application and further development. Findings - Through recycling the consumer is given a new role, as a supplier, however, not as a seller in traditional terms. This new nature of its role complicates the conception of the consumer's position, vis-à-vis the recycler. It also addresses the consumer seen as an economic entity vis-à-vis other actors. Originality/value - Including recycling in the concept of material flow structures and the consumer as an actor in industrial processes becomes more and more vital, both for theory development where this is still novel, and for practice, as the mechanisms of recycling and consumer behaviour need to be better described and understood for both industry and authorities. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

  • 25.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Aronsson, Håkan
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    The environmental impact of changing logistics structures2006Inngår i: International Journal of Logistics Management, ISSN 0957-4093, E-ISSN 1758-6550, Vol. 17, nr 3, s. 394-415Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 26.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Björklund, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Maack, Christina
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Martinsen, Uni
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Back from the Future: Report on Sustainable Logistics Systems 20202009Inngår i: Proceedings from the 14th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference: Volatile and Fragile Supply Chains, Cardiff, Wales: Cardiff Business School , 2009, s. 117-123Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    Due to the alarming reports on climate change probably caused by industrial and human activities, the awareness that “we need to do something” is growing in society. And there is not much time – in 2050 CO2-emissions need to be reduced by 80%, compared to the levels some decade ago. In this a huge challenge is to pinpoint where we want to arrive, and what an improved future forecast may look like. Gazing as far as to 2050 would be accurate, however taking such a large leap can be considered as such a large effort that it paralyses rather than encourages action. As there is a need to start acting immediately to be able to alter the development, we have chosen to, as a first step, take a look at what should and can be accomplished during a shorter period of time, and start by gazing towards 2020. The paper aims at the logistics- and transport domain.

    The purpose of the paper is to describe and discuss desirable scenarios regarding sustainable transport- and logistics systems by 2020.

    Research approach

    The basis for this paper is a series of focused group meetings in a “Think-tank” setting, where actors representing shippers, logistics- and transport providers and authorities were gathered into group discussions. The task given to the participants was to discuss what goals they perceived as both necessary to reach, and realistic to have reached, by 2020. Scenarios were built based on notes from four researchers acting “flies-on the-wall” in the Think-tank.

    Findings and Originality

    The findings of this paper are presented as a scenario, or a “report from the future”, of the situation for transport and logistics in 2020 when the development has become more sustainable. The data gathering and scenario building was initially focused on CO2-emissions, however an aspect that emerged as perhaps even more relevant was the more general discussion on resources and energy. The scenarios include innovations in product development and delivery, elaborations on the global centralisation trends, new views on delivery service aspects and collaborative initiatives.

    Research impact

    The paper takes mainly a corporate approach to transport and logistics. It provides insight into what can be realistic goals in a close future, and which changes are needed to reach these goals.

     

    Practical impact

    The paper can provide a basis for further discussions among practitioners on where to direct future actions.

  • 27.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Björklund, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Öberg, Christina
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Industriell marknadsföring och industriell ekonomi. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Delimiting the Logistics System: A delicate Problem in Assessing the Environmental Impact from Transport2009Inngår i: Proceedings from the Annual NOFOMA conference: 11-12 June 2009, Jönköping, Jönköping: JIBS , 2009, s. 402-417Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose of this paper

    The purpose of the paper is to illustrate some of the difficulties associated with assessing the environmental performance of logistics systems. The paper focuses on the environmental effects of transports in the logistics system, and elaborates on the complexity of defining an adequate system.

    Design/methodology/approach

    This conceptual paper builds on theory and literature on systems in general, and specifically logistics systems, and the environmental assessment of them. In addition, mini-cases are used to illustrate the analysis. The cases are from different sectors. Primary data was collected through interviews and secondary data through official internet pages and internal documentation.

    Findings

    The result of the paper is a set of  ”learning lessons” which aim at providing a deeper understanding of the system delimitation problem, specifically for the environmental assessment of logistics systems.

    Research limitations/implications (if applicable)

    The paper is conceptual, and provides mainly a basis for further research. The illustrations emanate from a limited number of sectors, although the system delimitation problem is of a general nature.

    What is original/value of paper

    The problem of defining system limits is often overlooked, why this paper provides support for a better understanding of the problems of delimitations of a system.  The area of environmental assessment of logistics systems is still in its cradle, why this paper also contributes to that research field.

  • 28.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik.
    Flygansvaer, Bente
    Logistics BI Norwegian School of Management.
    Taking control in Reverse Distribution Systems - coordinators palying games of power and trust2008Inngår i: Northern Lights in Logistics and Supply Chain Management / [ed] Jan Stentoft Arlbjørn, Köpenhamn: Copenhagen Business School Press , 2008, s. 153-168Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Northern Lights in Logistics & Supply Chain Management" portrays the past, present and future research of the subject in the Nordic countries. The NOFOMA conference - a network of Nordic researchers within the field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management - has been a focal point in the contribution to the continuous improvement and further development of Nordic research. The network has also opened up for interaction with fellow researchers from other countries. There are sixteen chapters in the book that in its own way colours the Nordic rainbow of research within Logistics and Supply Chain Management.The chapters are structured in four themes: Origins and strategic aspects; Research approaches in the Nordic countries; Advancement of distribution strategies and; Emerging application areas of logistics and SCM. The chapters provide an understanding and, perhaps more importantly, consciousness for scholars that are part of this research environment: Where are we now, what have we been influenced by, and in what area are we able to provide positive impact?The aim of the book is also to contribute to increased visibility to fellow international scholars within Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

  • 29.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Flygansvaer, Bente M.
    Departmnt of Strategy and Logistics Norvegian School of management BI.
    Taking Control in reverse Distribution Systems - coordinators playing games of power and trust2006Inngår i: NOFOMA,2006, 2006Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 30.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Huemer, Lars
    BI Norwegian Business School.
    Arlbjörn, JAn Stentoft
    University of Southern Denmark.
    Jensen, Jesper Kronborg
    University of Southern Denmark.
    Greening Logistics Through and Beyond Transport Efficiency2014Inngår i: Competitiveness though Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics: Proceedings from the 26th Conference of the Nordic Logistics Research Network / [ed] Gammelgard, G. et al., 2014, s. 612-629Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    ABSTRACT

    Purpose

    In order for logistics to become greener, logistics service providers (LSPs) need to be included in the greening of supply chains. A key to become proactive members of a supply chain is that their business supports the greening of their activities – otherwise greening will not reach beyond single initiatives and demonstration projects. The purpose of this paper is to explore how LSPs’ underlying business logics can help in understanding LSPs green activities and aspects.

    Design/methodology/approach

    A multiple case study was carried out of three LSPs in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The analysis relies on the growing literature on LSPs and their environmental efforts, and the business logic is based on a strategic approach to business literature.

    Findings

    The findings indicate that the efficiency-based business logic commonly applied by LSPs in some respect supports the greening of logistics. Differences among the cases suggest that customer interaction is crucial for realising a greening of LSPs business models.

    Research limitations/implications

    The results rely on case studies of large LSPs in the Nordic countries. To a certain extent the results of this research can be generalised also to smaller LSPs, however with restrictions. The results are discussed in relation to the geographical markets for the researched cases.

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    Practical implications

    The customer interaction and the customer selection has a great impact on the development of green logistics services, as these aspects both influence the efficiency in the activities and the dynamics in the development of new services.

    Originality/value

    The business logic approach to greening LSPs’ activities is suggested as important but seldom applied in empirically based research. This paper demonstrates how such an approach can support the identification of viable green efforts among LSPs. Furthermore, the paper contributes to the understanding of environmental issues in relation to the business of LSPs. 

  • 31.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Jankevics, Verner
    Envac Centralsug AB.
    Improving Logistics Performance through Automation - the case of Automated Collection and Distribution of Household Waste2004Inngår i: Annual NOFOMA Conference for Nordic Researchers in Logistics,2004, 2004Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 32.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Kohn, Christofer
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Managing supply into a centralised structure2005Inngår i: IPSERA,2005, 2005, s. 613-620Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    One trend in distribution is towards a higher degree of centralisation of the dis-tribution system. However the effects of the centralisation on surrounding actors, e.g. sup-pliers of supplementary products for the end-market, is more than often omitted. This paper describes and analyses the effects of a centralisation of a distribution system, from the perspective of two types of suppliers; of supplementary products into the distribution system, and of transports within the distribution system. It describes the concrete chan-ges in material flows, and discusses the inter-firm effects regarding the distribution of costs between the actors, and the altering bargaining positions of the involved actors. The overall aim of the paper is to identify interesting future research regarding suppliers to actors, who undergo structural changes of their distribution system.

  • 33.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik- och kvalitetsutveckling. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Martinsen Sallnäs, Uni
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik- och kvalitetsutveckling. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Karlsson, Matts
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Mekanisk värmeteori och strömningslära. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten. Linköpings universitet, Centrum för medicinsk bildvetenskap och visualisering, CMIV.
    Sustainable Logistics Service Providers: A strategic perspective on green logistics service provision2015Inngår i: Proceedings from the 20th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference: Resource Efficiency and Sustainability in Logistics and Supply Chain Management / [ed] Lim, M., Jones, C., Day, J. and Smith, S., Derby: The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport & Derby University , 2015, s. 1-8Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: Environmental sustainability is of increasing importance. The Logistics Service Industry is of specific interest: its impact from mainly transports is still increasing. However, the sustainability of any company also includes a long-term prosperous business. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how a hauler, as an example of a logistics service provider (LSP), through approaching environmental sustainability from an overall strategic business perspective, can succeed long-term.

    Research Approach: The paper builds on an in-depth case study of a medium sized privately held LSP. The case was selected as it stands out compared to its competitors with respect to environmental engagement and long-term commitment to sustainability related issues. Starting from a framework based on RBT (Resource Based Theory), the case is analysed regarding how various types of resources and dynamic capabilities can contribute to sustainable competitive advantage.

    Findings and Originality: The case study illustrates how an LSP can put various resources to work and how resources can be combined. It is demonstrated that these combinations of resources are valuable, rare and perfectly inimitable, and that they to a high extent are well established in the company, and hence not rely in certain individuals. The cases study further demonstrates how an LSP can sense possibilities, seize opportunities and, when needed, reshape its business accordingly, and hence possess critical dynamic capabilities. This research contributes by analysing an LSP that, in contrast to most of its competitors, has succeeded in making its sustainable development a strategic asset. This asset reaches beyond the commonly acknowledged efficiency gains, and is an interesting example of how an LSP through its dynamic capabilities can gain a unique position.

    Research Impact: The strategic perspective through an RBT lens has previously been applied to LSPs mainly in survey based research. The results of this paper are rare, as they build on a real-case situation of a successful and sustainable LSP, while the extant research of success among LSPs going greener mostly suggest future development to become successful. This paper suggests how sustainable development can become a strategic asset for an LSP, and how dynamic capabilities can support that. Theories on dynamic capabilities have previously only been applied to a very limited extent on the analysis of LSPs aiming for going greener

    Practical Impact: Based on this case, other LSPs may get inspiration to how they can develop their business to become more sustainable. The analysis points to that greening efforts cannot be seen in isolation, rather it is the combination of efforts, uniquely orchestrated for each case, that can make a difference. Therefore, the results point to relationships between various efforts, as well as how the different greening efforts fit the context of the LSP.

  • 34.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Martinsen, Uni
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    De-greening of logistics through provider-shipper interaction2013Inngår i: The 29th Annual IMP Conference: Building and Managing Relationships in a Global Network: Challenges and Necessary Capabilities / [ed] Johnston, Weslsy, 2013Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose of the paper

    In contrast to the general perception of logistics service providers, recent research suggests that logistics service providers can be considered as more open to developing green services than their customers are to require them. The purpose of this paper is to explain how green efforts and ambitions are transformed when logistics service providers co-operate with their customers.

    Research method

    The paper is based on a multiple case study of two networks, symmetrically composed of two relationships each with an LSP as the common actor. The networks are analysed first on a dyad level, which is the basis for a network analysis of the cases. The two cases are finally compared in order to identify patterns between the cases.

    Research findings

    The findings suggest that even though the logistics service providers display a certain level of greenness in their own appearance, the level of greenness decreases to different extent in the interaction with the shippers. The attitude among the shippers is an important reason to how the green efforts are transformed in the relationships, as they are in overall control of the relationships. In addition, even if the shipper is positive and contributes to a positive development the shipper’s customers can constitute a barrier in the LSP-shipper interaction. On the other hand, a mutually positive attitude may impose synergetic effects in the dyad.

    Contribution

    The paper applies the concept of network paradoxes to greening logistics in LSP-shipper dyads, and increases the understanding of why the green efforts among logistics service providers are not directly transferred to the surrounding network of shippers/customers. This contributes to the small but emerging body of literature on the greening of industrial networks, but also to a further understanding of the role of inter-organisational relationships in literature on green supply chain management and green logistics. 

  • 35.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Martinsen, Uni
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Karlsosn, Matts
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Mekanisk värmeteori och strömningslära. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Centrum för medicinsk bildvetenskap och visualisering, CMIV.
    The Slowness of Greening Transports in Supply Chains: Barriers and Enablers when Introducing Green Activities2014Inngår i: Competitiveness through Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics: Proceedings form the 26th Conference of the Nordic Logistics Research Network / [ed] Gammelgard, B. et al., 2014, s. 962-964Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 36.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Rehme, Jakob
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen.
    Changing roles and conditions in supply chains2006Inngår i: NOFOMA,2006, 2006Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

      

  • 37.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Skottheim, Joakim
    EKI Linköpings Universitet.
    Theories on Actors' Dependency Applied on Recycling1998Inngår i: EMACS,1998, Stockholm: HHS , 1998, s. 471-Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 38.
    Isaksson, Karin
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Björklund, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Evangelista, Pietro
    IRAT-CNR and Department of Management Engineering, University of Naples Federico II.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    The Challenge andAdoption of Green Initiatives for Transport and Logistics Service Providers2011Inngår i: Proceedings of the 16th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference: Smarter Logistics: Innovation for Efficiency, Performance and Austerity / [ed] Ben Waterson, 2011, s. 1-10Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The role of logistics service providers (LSPs) has started to change both when it comes to content and complexity and LSPs have been identified to have potential to become more value-adding actors in supply chains. This applies when LSPs begin to transform their operations and strategy to become more effective from a green perspective. In response, the purpose of this paper is to develop a base for further investigations of green initiatives carried out by LSPs and analyse if the green initiatives implemented are dependent on firm characteristics of the LSPs, as well as drivers and barriers experienced.

    Research approach: A questionnaire survey has been launched and it is still ongoing. The survey investigates a sample of LSPs operating on the Swedish and the Italian market. The questionnaire is derived from the researchers’ earlier research projects based on case studies and literature reviews. Data and information collected through the questionnaire allow identifying current and future green initiatives, influencing factors (drivers and barriers) and firm characteristics. The analysis suggests how these dimensions depend on each other.

    Findings and Originality: The survey is still ongoing and the paper will present the first results of the research. The first results discern different green initiatives and the type of drivers and barriers affecting these companies. Prior research has focused on the perspective of the buyer of green logistics services and little attention has been paid to the role of green initiatives in the strategy of LSPs, their impact on customer relationship and performance, the role of ICT as well as drivers and barriers affecting such initiatives.

    Research impact: The expected contribution of this paper is to illustrate and give a deeper knowledge of how LSPs respond to changing market conditions when it comes to green pressures from society. This study may provide a broad base for further research on LSPs’ continued strategy development and adaption to future green requirements both from customers and government.

    Practical impact: The paper will describe the way LSPs have started to adopt and manage green initiatives into their operations. Furthermore, the study will also provide a deeper understanding among practitioners of how logistics green services can be approached and also what drives and inhibits that process. 

  • 39.
    Isaksson, Karin
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik- och kvalitetsutveckling. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Evangelista, Pietro
    IRAT-CNR and Department of Management and Engineering, University of Naples Federico II.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik- och kvalitetsutveckling. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Liimatainen, Heikki
    Transport Research Centre Verne, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Sweeney, Edward
    ESM Group, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, the UK.
    The adoption of green initiatives in logistics service providers - a strategic perspective2017Inngår i: International Journal of Business and Systems Research, ISSN 1751-200X, E-ISSN 1751-2018, Vol. 11, nr 4, s. 349-364Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Logistics service providers (LSPs) have started to transform their operations and strategy to be more effective from a green perspective. One concern that is of particular interest of LSPs is how to create organisational green awareness and translate this into practice in their operations. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the roles of green strategic commitment and organisation in LSPs’ adoption of green initiatives. The data for this study were collected through a questionnaire survey, investigating a sample of LSPs operating in the Swedish, Finnish and Italian markets. From the literature analysis, a set of testable hypotheses was developed. The results indicate that there are relationships between the nature, as well as the scope, of functional involvement and the green strategic priority. The results further suggest that the inclusion of environmental consideration in the overall business strategy is positively related to the involvement and coordination of multiple functions as well as existence of a separate environmental function.

  • 40.
    Isaksson, Karin
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Driving forces and barriers when pricing the environmental service offering - a cross case study of logistics companies2010Inngår i: LRN 2010 Book of proceedings, Leeds, 2010, s. 303-311Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 41.
    Isaksson, Karin
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Understanding efficiencies behind logistics service providers' green offerings2013Inngår i: Management Research Review, ISSN 2040-8269, E-ISSN 2040-8277, Vol. 36, nr 3, s. 216-238Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – Awareness of environmental impacts on society is increasing among companies. In order to turn environmental problems into business opportunities, many companies are beginning to consider how environmental, or green aspects can be integrated into their service offerings. This opportunity can be of specific interest to logistics service providers, whose core business is an environmental impact in itself. The purpose of this article is to indicate where green-labelled logistics service providers are positioned today in their development, and to seek the underlying rationale in development of green service offerings.

    Design/methodology/approach – This article takes a logistics service provider's perspective and is based on a multiple case study of six companies. The analysis is based on cross-case analysis, and empirical, as well as theoretical, pattern matching.

    Findings – The attitude towards a green approach differs among the case companies: while some are working towards a green integration throughout the entire business, others offer green alternatives to the original service offering. The results point to possible explanations for these differences, and include differences in range of service offerings, size, and to different management principles for green aspects.

    Practical implications – The article can inspire logistics service providers in their continuing work to integrate green initiatives into the company. By introducing alternative green approaches in the development of service offerings, logistics service providers can match their own business and context with alternative rationales.

    Originality/value – While most of the green logistics research focuses on the logistics system's characteristics, this article offers initial insights into how the integration of green aspects into logistics services can impact logistics service providers.

  • 42.
    Isaksson, Karin
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Liimatainen, Heikki
    Transport Research Centre Verne, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Evangelista, Pietro
    IRAT-CNR and Department of Management and Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.
    Who is responsible when it finally happens?: - Functional involvement in adopting green initiatives among logistics service providers2012Inngår i: Go for Gold - Winning the Supply Chain Triathlon:: Creating Social, Economic and Environmental Value / [ed] Richard Wilding, 2012, s. Green Logistics 6-Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 43.
    Jensen, Jesper Kronborg
    et al.
    University of Southern Denmark.
    Arlbjörn, JAn Stentoft
    University of Southern Denmark.
    Huemer, Lars
    BI Norwegian Business School.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Drivers and Barriers for Collaborative Environmental Sustainability: Transport Buyers' Perceptions2014Inngår i: Competitiveness through Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics: Proceedings from the 26th Conference of the Nordic Logistics Research Network / [ed] Gammelgard, B. et al., Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press, 2014, s. 458-474Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    ABSTRACT

    Purpose

    The purpose of this paper is to investigate transport byers perception of drivers and barriers for collaborative environmental sustainability and how this interrelate with the companies’ degree of knowledge about logistics service providers and their degree of collaboration with these logistics service providers.

    Design/methodology/approach

    This research is based on an electronic questionnaire-survey distributed to Danish transport buyers. The questionnaire was distributed to 344 transport purchasers of which 82 have made complete and useful answers leading to an overall response rate of 24 per cent.

    Findings

    The main drivers for environmental sustainability are identified as: 1) demand from top management to focus on environmental sustainability, 2) avoiding loosing reputation, and 3) a feeling of ethical obligation. The main barriers are identified as: 1) difficulties to visualize the benefits of sustainability, 2) lack of data and information about sustainability, and 3) customers are not willing to pay for sustainability. In addition, the paper provides evidence for that the drivers for environmental sustainability positively affect knowledge of logistics service providers and collaboration with environmental issues.

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    Research limitations/implications

    This research is based on a survey of Danish companies purchasing logistic services and thus solely represents a Danish transport buyer perspective. Thus, future research can explore how the view is different in specific logistics buyer and service provider relationships and other national contexts.

    Practical implications

    More research is needed on a differentiated perspective on environmental sustainability in the relation to the purchase of materials versus service offerings.

    Originality/value

    This paper provides evidence of a paradoxical nature of drivers and barriers for environmental sustainability grounded in the extant body of literature compared with the empirical findings in this study. 

  • 44.
    Johannes, Erik
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Mekanisk värmeteori och strömningslära. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Ekman, Petter
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Mekanisk värmeteori och strömningslära. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik- och kvalitetsutveckling. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Karlsson, Matts
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Mekanisk värmeteori och strömningslära. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Sustainable Timber Transport: Economic Aspects of Aerodynamic Reconfiguration2018Inngår i: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 10, nr 6, s. 1-18Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    There is a need to reduce fuel consumption, and thereby reduce CO2-emissions in all parts of the transport sector. It is also well known that aerodynamic resistance affects the fuel consumption in a major way. By improving the aerodynamics of the vehicles, the fuel consumption will also decrease. A special type of transportation is that of timber, which is performed by specialized trucks with few alternative uses. This paper follows up on earlier papers concerning Swedish timber trucks where aerodynamic improvements for timber trucks were tested. By mapping the entire fleet of timber trucks in Sweden and investigating reduced fuel consumption of 2–10%, financial calculations were performed on how these improvements would affect the transport costs. Certain parameters are investigated, such as investment cost, extra changeover time and weight of installments. By combining these results with the mapping of the fleet, it can be seen under which circumstances these improvements would be sustainable. The results show that it is possible through aerodynamics to lower the transportation costs and make an investment plausible, with changeover time being the most important parameter. They also show that certain criteria for a reduced transportation cost already exist within the vehicle fleet today.

  • 45.
    Johansson , Glenn
    et al.
    Jönköping University.
    Huge-Brodin , Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    An analysis of product properties affecting performance of end-of-life systems for electrical and electronics equipment2008Inngår i: Management of environmental quality, ISSN 1477-7835, E-ISSN 1758-6119, Vol. 19, nr 6, s. 705-717Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose - On the basis of empirical studies this paper aims at identifying and analysing product properties that affect performance of end-of-life systems for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE).

    Design/Methodology/Approach – The research was carried out as case studies of end-of-life management of EEE. Case A focused on disassembly of computer screens and TV-sets, whereas Case B addressed logistics systems for recycling of various types of EEE. Data collection methods include interviews, on-site visits and observations, video recording, and studies of documents.

    Findings – Nine product properties that affect performance of end-of-life systems for EEE are identified. The properties relate to three different product levels: the product assortment level, the product structure level, and the component level. A model is presented which indicates that choices made and decisions taken in the product development process affect the end-of-life system performance. Application of modular product architectures and component standardisation are suggested as relevant design strategies during product development.

    Practical implications - The implications for managers are that the findings presented in this paper provide strengthened arguments that modular product architectures and component standardisation are favourable approaches to apply in product development. Complementary to the benefits for manufacturing and logistics also end-of-life system performance will improve when these approaches are applied.

    Originality/Value - Previous research has indicated some product properties that are supposed to influence performance of end-of-life systems. These properties originate primarily from conceptual discussions rather than empirical studies. This paper add to current understanding by presenting empirically based insights regarding which specific product properties affect performance.

  • 46.
    Kohn, Christofer
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Huge Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Centralised distribution systems and the environment: how increased transport work can decrease the environmental impact of logistics2008Inngår i: International Journal of Logistics, ISSN 1367-5567, E-ISSN 1469-848X, Vol. 11, nr 3, s. 229-245Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions stemming from transport within a distribution system are generally acknowledged to increase as the system is centralised, since transport work is increased owing to such a change. At the same time, this type of centralisation creates new opportunities to make changes in the system that are not viable in a decentralised distribution system; changes that can decrease CO2 emissions at the same time as the provision of cost-efficient customer service is not affected negatively. Based on an extensive literature review as well as case studies, the paper discusses and illustrates the circumstances under which it is possible to achieve such simultaneous improvements in the performance of a distribution system. Paramount in achieving concurrent positive results in terms of cost, service, and environmental impact is an understanding of what drives and affects the performance of the system.

  • 47.
    Kohn, Christofer
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Ekonomiska institutionen, Logistik.
    Structural changes and their effect on the environment2003Inngår i: Nofoma,2003, 2003Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Due to a growing environmental concern, and in specific climate-related problems, the environmental side of logistics is receiving an increasing attention. Logistics systems influence the environment in many ways; in its structural design, its planning and its operation. The paper aims at describing changes in the logistical concept, which can be defined as structural, and discusses how these changes can influence the environment. A tentative model is presented to illustrate how decisions at a structural level both create opportunities and set limitations for decisions made at a tactical and operative level. Further, four case studies in Swedish companies are presented to illustrate how changes, or thought of changes, on a structural level effect the environment. The results indicate that it should be possible to consider environmental issues in the same manner as time and cost upon evaluating a logistics system or structure. Furthermore, the cases indicate that changes on a structural level can influence all parameters, i.e. time, cost and environment, positively.

  • 48.
    Maack, Christina
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Innovation in Logistics Companies: A Literature Review and Proposed Research Framework for Sustainable Business Models2009Inngår i: Proceedings from the 21st Annual NOFOMA Conference: 11-12 June 2009, Jönköping, Sweden, Jönköping: JIBS , 2009, s. 466-482Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose of this paper

    To gain competitiveness in the future, logistics companies will meet more severe demands on sustainability than today, which must be met in their business models. The purpose of the paper is to develop a framework for research into sustainable business models for logistics companies. In addition, a practice-oriented goal is to encourage logistics companies to grasp a more holistic view of their environmental aspects and opportunities.

    Design/methodology/approach

    The paper is based on a literature review in two steps. A structured search on key words relating to business model aspects and logistics was conducted. This search was complemented by a scan of academic journals focusing logistics research. The findings were discussed and analysed regarding their environmental content.

    Findings

    The literature on business model aspects as well as logistics issues in general only occasionally address sustainability issues. The most important result of this paper is a research framework for sustainable business models for logistics companies.

    Research limitations/implications (if applicable)

    This paper deliberately takes a wide approach to the business model concept, and is a first step towards defining appropriate research tasks and to further develop a research design.

    What is original/value of paper

    Literature on logistics based business models exists, however it is not developed for logistics companies, which are in focus in this paper. Furthermore, environmental aspects are not addressed in that literature.

  • 49.
    Maack, Christina
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik.
    Logistics companies' potential in greening their offered services2010Inngår i: Managing Operations in Service Economies: Proceedings of the 17th International Annual EurOMA Conference / [ed] Rui Sousa, Porto: Catholic University of Portugal, Porto , 2010, s. SSC11-Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 50.
    Maack, Christina
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Greening logistics companies by utilizing employees' capabilities2010Inngår i: Towards the Sustainable Supply Chain: Balancing the Need of Business, Economy and the Environment: Proceedings and Abstracts from the LRN Conference 2010 / [ed] Anthony Whiteing, the CILT (UK) , 2010, s. 427-435Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
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