Macro-logistics trends : indications for a more sustainable economy

dc.contributor.authorHavenga, Jan H.
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, Zane P.
dc.contributor.authorDe Bod, Anneke
dc.identifier.citationHavenga, J.H., Simpson, Z.P. & De Bod, A. 2013. Macrologistics trends: Indications for a more sustainable economy. Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management, 7(1), Art. #108, doi. org/10.4102/jtscm.v7i1.108.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1995-5235 (online)
dc.identifier.issn2310-8789 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi. org/10.4102/jtscm.v7i1.108
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dc.description.abstractThe North American and South African logistics cost calculation-time series are the two longest-running statistical series available worldwide. These calculations indicate that transportation’s contribution to logistics costs is rising, as the key cost driver (oil price) is increasing exponentially. This is exacerbated by volatile oil prices and the inclusion of externality charges to reduce the logistics environmental footprint. Therefore, it is necessary to consider a new paradigm where material logistics requirements are reduced through localisation and consumption reduction. This, in turn, implies the consideration of new indicators for the future measurement of logistics costs. Because this article asks questions about the suitability of GDP as the primary (and often only) measurement of economic output, new measurements are required. If this position changes, the comparison of logistics costs with GDP alone will become questionable.en_ZA
dc.format.extent7 p. : ill.
dc.publisherAOSIS OpenJournalsen_ZA
dc.subjectBusiness logistics -- Costsen_ZA
dc.subjectBusiness logistics -- United States -- Costsen_ZA
dc.titleMacro-logistics trends : indications for a more sustainable economyen_ZA
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