Skip to main content

Module Reading List

Green Logistics, 2021/22, Semester 2
Anthony Whiteing
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

TRAN5162MModule Reading List




Guidance on reading for specific topics will be provided as the module progresses.  This sheet contains a more generic list of textbook and other references to provide more background reading. 


The Green Logistics book provides a review of many aspects of sustainability in freight, logistics and supply chain management;

A C McKinnon, M Browne, M Piecyk and A E Whiteing (eds.), (2015), Green logistics : improving the environmental sustainability of logistics, (3rd edition). London, Kogan Page. Previous editions are also suitable.

You will also need to ensure you have a good grasp of the general principles of logistics and supply chain management. There are several good texts that are suitable here, some of which are listed below. Any relatively recent edition of these books will be OK.

M. Christopher, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Financial Times/Pitman Publishing

A. Harrison and R. van Hoek, Logistics Management and Strategy, Financial Times/Prentice Hall

D.J. Bowersox, D.J. Closs and M. Bixby Cooper, Supply Chain Logistics Management, McGraw-Hill, Boston, Mass.

J J Coyle, E J Bardi and J Langley, The management of business logistics : a supply chain perspective , Mason, Ohio : South-Western/Thomson Learning  

A rather more analytic approach to logistics and supply chain management can be found in;

S. Chopra and P. Meindl (2013), Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operation, Fifth edition, Pearson Education International, Boston.

Again, previous editions (2004, 2007, 2010) are OK for our needs.

A more operational view of logistics can be found in

A. Rushton, P. Croucher, P. Baker, (2010), Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management, 4th edition, Kogan Page, London.

There are also edited books of readings relevant to logistics, including aspects relevant to sustainability. Most of these are now somewhat dated, the best more recent one being;

C.D. Waters (ed.), (2010), Global logistics : new directions in supply chain management , 6th Ed, Kogan Page, London.

For particular emphasis on international and global logistics and supply chain management the following texts are recommended;

P. B. Schary and T. Skjott-Larsen (1995), Managing the global supply chain , Copenhagen Business School.

D. F. Wood, A. Barone, P. Murphy and D. L.Wardlow (1995), International logistics , Chapman and Hall.

Recent UK government perspectives on sustainable freight and logistics can be found in the following reports;

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR), (1999) Sustainable Distribution: A Strategy . DETR, London.

PDF version available at /

Department for Transport (DfT), (2008), Delivering a sustainable transport system: the logistics perspective.

PDF version available at /

This list was last updated on 17/01/2022