How to create a sustainable value proposition in logistics?

Maria Antikainen (Corresponding author), Minna Lammi, Angelos Balatsas-Lekkas

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    In order to transform towards a sustainable economy, there is a need to change radically how business is done. This includes rethinking the business models including the value proposed. In this study we create a sustainable value proposition framework including value for consumers and environment, social value and value for key stakeholders. We use this framework to analyse value propositions of three value logistics companies. We also explore the potential conflicts between these value propositions. Our results indicate that although the approach was new to these companies, they already have considered their value propositions for these stakeholder groups. The study identified a conflict between the environmental and customer value, yet the companies already had considered actions to change this a positive opportunity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe proceedings of The XXX ISPIM Innovation Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationCelebrating Innovation - 500 Years Since Da Vinci - 16-19 June 2019 - Florence, Italy
    EditorsIain Bitran, Steffen Conn, Chris Gernreich, Michelle Heber, K.R.E. Huizingh, Olga Kokshagina, Marko Torkkeli, Marcus Tynnhammar
    Place of PublicationLappeenranta
    PublisherLappeenranta University of Technology
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)978-952-335-351-0
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2019
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventXXX ISPIM Innovation Conference: Celebrating Innovation - 500 Years Since Da Vinci - Florence, Italy
    Duration: 16 Jun 201919 Jun 2019

    Publication series

    SeriesLUT Scientific and Expertise Publications: Research Reports


    ConferenceXXX ISPIM Innovation Conference
    Internet address


    • sustainability
    • resource efficiency
    • value creation
    • consumer orientation
    • service Innovation
    • business model innovation
    • logistics
    • case study
    • circular economy


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