Publication

The contribution of logistics to a sustainable development of the Austrian business location in 2030

Publication, 2008

Outline

C. W. Flotzinger, H. Hofmann-Prokopczyk, F. Starkl - The contribution of logistics to a sustainable development of the Austrian business location in 2030 - Proceedings FH Science Day 2008, Linz, Austria, 2008, pp. 15

Abstract

Future scenarios for the year 2030 are developed on the basis of general and logistical “determining factors” considering macro and micro economical developments and challenges. In this context the main challenges for the discipline of logistics and as a result the prospective potentials of logistics for a sustainable development of a business location are identified, analyzed and interpreted. The study focuses on Austria and should initiate a holistic discussion in terms of the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth, environment protection and social development. As a consequence political and entrepreneurial decision makers should place measures – based on the results of the study – for a long-term strategy to secure competitiveness of Austria in an international context until 2030 and should be aware of the potential of logistics to reach this goal. The center of attention of the underlying paper is the demonstration of future scenarios for the year 2030, and the way logistics will be influenced by future developments and how it can account for sustainability.