Green/Sustainable Logistics



The words Green and Sustainability have quickly become part of conversation in our daily lives.  At first, many industrial organizations ignored the words for fear of the costs involved with little return on investment.  Now the many benefits of eliminating waste (of energy, packaging, space, by-products, etc.) are a clear emphasis along with the goodwill of customers.  Green/sustainability can provide great value along with being the right thing to do.  This presentation will provide an overview of the issues along with ways that companies are going green and emphasizing sustainability.  Finally, ideas will be presented for needed research in the area of green/sustainable logistics. 
Dr. Mike Ogle is Vice President of Educational and Technical Services for the Material Handling Industry of America trade association.  He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas.  He earned a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University.  At MHIA, he serves as the Managing Director of the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education ( and the Order Fulfillment Council ( of MHIA.  In addition, he coordinates development of standards and manages all technical activities for MHIA.  Prior to joining MHIA, he was assistant professor at Georgia Southern University and Louisiana Tech University.
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Prof.dr. M.B.M. de Koster