Publikation

Future scenarios 2030: The contribution of logistics to a sustainable development

Outline:

C. W. Flotzinger, H. Hofmann-Prokopczyk, F. Starkl - Future scenarios 2030: The contribution of logistics to a sustainable development in Global Logistics Management (Contributions to Book: Part/Chapter/Section 2), (Editors: W. Kersten, T. Blecker, H. Flämig) - Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2008, pp. 75-86

Abstract:

Coordination between politics and economy is a highly discussed theme when talk-ing about sustainable development. Requirements of the domestic industry are rarely consistent with the framework of social, legal and regulatory policies. The setting of the general political conditions depends on the policy. Although there are often differences and discrepancies between the political supply and the industrial demand, both parties should be highly interested in a successful sustainable devel-opment of the domestic business location in an international context. Especially the discipline of logistics can play a major role and considerably contributes to a sus-tainable development, provided that the political framework is appropriate. Essential for logistical processes within the domestic economy is the infrastructure and transportation system, the relevant legal regulations and standards as well as eco-logical issues.