"Logistics means having the right thing, at the right place, at the right time." Logistics is a relatively new word used to describe very old practices like the planning, implementing, and controlling the efficient, effective flow and storage of goods, services, and related information from point of origin to point of consumption for the purpose of conforming to customer requirements. On the other hand, green logistics is a form of logistics which is calculated to be environmentally and often socially friendly in addition to economically functional. Needless to mention that all business operations occur within the limit of environment.
In the case of green logistics, all of the issues which pertain to regular logistics still apply, with the added factor of environmental friendliness. Sometimes, making products environmentally friendly also happens to play into economic concerns. Social issues may also be considered, because consumers are sometimes concerned about the social impact of a product. Companies may actively promote worker and community welfare to emphasize that they believe in community responsibility as well as environmental responsibility, so that their products are more appealing to consumers.
Every stage of product manufacturing and delivering can benefit from green logistics, from developing better methods to extract raw materials to reducing packaging on products when they are prepared for delivery. Consumers are sometimes willing to pay more for products bearing labeling which indicates that the parent company practiced environmental and social responsibility when making the product, which makes green logistics appealing from a business standpoint as well as an ethical one. Perhaps it is not far that consumers in general in Bangladesh will intend to know where products come form, what food to eat, how they are made and distributed, and what environmental impact will have on the products they buy. As such, wherever we are and whatever role we play, whether we are in business or not; we must address environmental/greenness issue without further delay.
Some examples of green logistics include: shipping products together, rather than in smaller batches; using alternative fuel vehicles for manufacturing and shipping; reducing overall packaging; utilizing raw products which are harvested in a sustainable way; building facilities for manufacturing and storage which are environmentally friendly; and promoting recycling and reuse programs and many more.
Workshop topics to be covered:
Introduction to Program & Learning Objective
Introduction to Green Logistics and its Importance
Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Greening of Supply Chain
Public and Mass Transportation
3PL and 4PL
Cross-docking Distribution Center- CDC
Globalization and Logistics
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Product
Green Logistics and Car sharing
Green Partnership with Transporters
Environmental Performance of Transporters
Logistics in Bangladesh and its efforts toward Greenness
Wrap up of the day