Sustainable transformation in the logistics industry: the case of Singapore

Tan, Ke Wee (2023) Sustainable transformation in the logistics industry: the case of Singapore. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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This dissertation looks into a spectrum of social and environmental pressures, that the government, corporation and consumer face in the logistics industry.

With the adoption of omni-channel retailing has transformed the way retailers are selling their products, which majority of marketplaces and brands are shifting to online as well as the Pandemic, which has triggered a stronger demand for last mile deliveries in the logistics industry (Rashidi and Cullinane, 2018).

As the perception of sustainability is more widely prioritized by the world, the logistics sector contributes an estimated 24% of global co2 emissions (Hannah Ritchie, 2022) and companies are scrambling to adopt green methodologies in their business transformation and achieve net zero carbon (Uyar etal., 2020) in their business as part of the United Nations requirement (United Nations, 2023).

The survey data obtained will be utilized to compare challenges, gaps and expectations by government, company, and consumer in the context of Singapore. Which will substantiate the need for added measures to address social and economic pressures in order to achieve the alignment between the Government, Company, and Consumer in their sustainability roadmap.

The perception of the social and environmental sustainability practices by organizations are less prioritized, despite governments encouraging businesses to adopt more sustainable practices, customers are simply becoming more price and issue focused. Where (Fontaine etal., 2022) stated that municipalities and logistics service providers aim towards sustainable and profitable city logistics, which are often conflicting goals.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Tan, Ke
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2023 07:05
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2023 07:05

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