Selecting a logistics location is vital for logistics providers, food retailing and other trading companies since the selection poses an essential factor for economic success. Logistics location may negatively affect eco systems in terms of sealing the surface, wrecking of biodiversity, or Co2 and noise emissions generated by the induced traffic. The increasing importance of sustainability demands for taking an informed decision when selecting a future logistics location. Sustainability considers economic, ecologic and social aspects, which should be equally considered in the process of logistics location search and selection. This paper investigates the role of sustainability aspects when searching for and selecting a logistics location, as well as the methods and location factors applied in different research approaches. Doing so, related work targeting location search and selection processes is analysed. The analysis of the related work reveals a significant importance of economic aspects and indicate a rather low embodiment of ecologic and social aspects in actual decision support methods and tools.
|Translated title of the contribution||Method support for sustainable logistics location selection|
|Journal||International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development|
|Publication status||In preparation - Jun 2017|