Innovative Logistics Services and Sustainable Lifestyles

Interdependencies, Transformation Strategies and Decision Making

  • Ani Melkonyan
  • Klaus Krumme

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction and Overview

  3. Challenges in Logistics and SCM: Trends in the Sector Considering Consumer Lifestyles

  4. Transformation Potential Towards Sustainable Supply Chains

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Tim Gruchmann, Madeleine Böhm, Klaus Krumme, Simon Funcke, Simon Hauser, Ani Melkonyan
      Pages 143-163
  5. Scenario and Strategy Development for Future Sustainable Supply Chain and Logistics Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Ani Melkonyan, Tim Gruchmann, Adrian Huerta, Klaus Krumme
      Pages 211-233
  6. Synthesis and Perspectives

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 309-315

About this book


This edited volume aims to describe the transformation of supply chain management (SCM) and logistics services by merging sustainable logistics, SCM, sustainable consumption and lifestyle research. This assessment of the transformation potential serves the development of sustainable business models and optimized decision-making systems for achieving sustainable economic value creation within a green economy. In 5 sections, the volume takes a unique transdisciplinary approach to assess sustainable business practices within SCM and the logistics sector, and to understand the interactions between logistics services and consumer lifestyles while creating transparency within the decision making process. This book will be of particular interest to academics, policymakers, planners, and politicians.

Section 1 introduces readers to the importance of blended research and innovation between sustainable SCM and consumer lifestyles for transformation towards a green economy. Section 2 addresses the question of how trends and developments in consumption behavior and lifestyles influence the development of sustainable logistics. Section 3 discusses the transformation potential towards sustainable logistics using the food sector as an example. Section 4 focuses on strategic decision making in SCM, and how long-term improvements of sustainability performance can be achieved. Section 5 concludes with policy recommendations as well as research and innovation perspectives for future sustainable development with SCM and logistics.


Sustainable supply chain management Resilience oriented natural resource use Transformational management Sustainable logistics services Green economy Consumer awareness Value-chain advantages Network analysis models Sustainable business models Social responsibility

Editors and affiliations

  • Ani Melkonyan
    • 1
  • Klaus Krumme
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Logistics and Traffic Joint Centre Urban SystemsUniversity of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  2. 2.Centre for Logistics and Traffic Joint Centre Urban SystemsUniversity of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany

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Finance, Business & Banking
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Energy, Utilities & Environment
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