publication . Conference object . Other literature type . 2015

Sustainable procurement for greener logistics in the Higher Education sector

Fraser McLeod; Cherrett, T.; Bailey, G.; Allen, J.; Browne, M.; Leonardi, J.; Aditjandra, P.; Zunder, T.;
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  • Published: 09 Sep 2015
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Purpose: Using the University of Southampton as a case study example, this paper reviews how procurement practices (i.e. purchasing of goods and services) of large organisations impact upon goods and service vehicle activity, with a view to investigating what approaches may be taken to reduce carbon footprint and improve environmental sustainability. The approaches considered included consolidation of suppliers, buyers (individuals and departments), orders and consignments. <br/><br/>Research Approach: Existing procurement operating frameworks or models were initially reviewed with a view to understanding the key structures, principles, constraints and drivers t...
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