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The Irish Government is Updating its National Policy Framework for Alternative Fuels Infrastructure for Transport (2024)
Newspaper / Magazine
Ozoani, C., & Plant, E. (2024). The Irish Government is Updating its National Policy Framework for Alternative Fuels Infrastructure for Transport. Dublin, Ireland

The Policy Committee of the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport examine one of the key questions. What are the key and most pressing barriers to the deployment and use of alternative fuels infrastructure in the land transport /maritim... Read More about The Irish Government is Updating its National Policy Framework for Alternative Fuels Infrastructure for Transport.

Submission: All-Island Strategic Rail Review Public Consultation (2023)
Report
Plant-O'Toole, E., Zhang, X., Ivers, R., Hayes, T., & Kenny, J. (2023). Submission: All-Island Strategic Rail Review Public Consultation. Dublin: CILT Ireland

Our submission on the all Island Strategic Rail Review has focused on the decarbonisation of all Irish rail systems, rail freight and passenger aspects. The primary emphasis of the review has been on how the island's rail network may help with the de... Read More about Submission: All-Island Strategic Rail Review Public Consultation.

An Exploration of Attitudes and Perceptions of Freight Operators in Ireland toward adopting Bio-methane Fuelled Heavy Good Vehicles (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Kanellos, N., Plant, E., Zhnag, X., & Abraham, V. (in press). An Exploration of Attitudes and Perceptions of Freight Operators in Ireland toward adopting Bio-methane Fuelled Heavy Good Vehicles.

Road transport accounts for 75% of all transport related emissions. Within road transport, road freight contributes around 40% of the emissions, posing significant obstacles to achieving decarbonisation goals (deSaxe et al., 2023). Cleaner energy fue... Read More about An Exploration of Attitudes and Perceptions of Freight Operators in Ireland toward adopting Bio-methane Fuelled Heavy Good Vehicles.

A review of strategic planning for dynamic supply chains: Preparing for uncertainty using scenarios (2023)
Journal Article
Crawford, M. M., & Plant‐O'Toole, E. (2023). A review of strategic planning for dynamic supply chains: Preparing for uncertainty using scenarios. Futures & Foresight Science, 5(3-4), Article e167. https://doi.org/10.1002/ffo2.167

This is a book review of Strategic Planning for Dynamic Supply Chains: Preparing for Uncertainty Using Scenarios by Shardul S. Phadnis, Yossi Sheffi, and Chris Caplice (Cham, Switzerland, 226 p, 2022). The book covers three case studies, presented as... Read More about A review of strategic planning for dynamic supply chains: Preparing for uncertainty using scenarios.

CIE Report: Bridging the gap (2023)
Report
Buchmann, A., Backhaus, C., Anderman, M., Plant O'Toole, E., Weaver, M., Neye, C., & Florida-James, G. (2023). CIE Report: Bridging the gap. Cycling Industries Europe

An Evaluation of Ireland’s Sustainable Freight Transport Policy (2022)
Journal Article
Zhang, X., Plant, E., & Valantasis Kanellos, N. (2022). An Evaluation of Ireland’s Sustainable Freight Transport Policy. Logistics, 6(3), Article 65. https://doi.org/10.3390/logistics6030065

Background: The Irish government has put forth sustainable transport policy measures, yet the emphasis is mainly on the active travel and sustainable mobility for passenger transport. Contrariwise, freight transport has not received equal considerati... Read More about An Evaluation of Ireland’s Sustainable Freight Transport Policy.

Towards A Decarbonisation Roadmap For Road Transport Companies In Ireland 2022 (2022)
Report
Plant, E., Zhang, X., Ivers, R., Hayes, T., Henry, J., & Curran, M. (2022). Towards A Decarbonisation Roadmap For Road Transport Companies In Ireland 2022. Dublin: Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (Ireland)

The Government of Ireland has set out to pursue a climate-resilient economy and become carbon neutral by 2050. Increasing demands for emissions mitigation will put greater pressure on transport activities for the movement of people and freight. The... Read More about Towards A Decarbonisation Roadmap For Road Transport Companies In Ireland 2022.

Towards a Decarbonisation Roadmap for Road Freight in Ireland: A Gap Analysis of Policy Agenda and Industry Perception (2021)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Zhang, X., & Plant, E. (2021, September). Towards a Decarbonisation Roadmap for Road Freight in Ireland: A Gap Analysis of Policy Agenda and Industry Perception. Paper presented at Logistics Research Network Conference 2021: Sustainable and resilient supply chains in disruptive times, Cardiff [Online]

Purpose - Transport carbon emissions in Ireland have been steadily increasing over the past ten years, in contrast to other countries in Europe. There have been policy measures proposed by the Irish government to support the transport industry in red... Read More about Towards a Decarbonisation Roadmap for Road Freight in Ireland: A Gap Analysis of Policy Agenda and Industry Perception.

Submission to the Department of Transport for the Public Consultation on the Ten- year Strategy for the Haulage Sector (2021)
Report
Plant, E., Zhang, X., Ivers, R., Hayes, T., Henry, J., & Curran, M. (2021). Submission to the Department of Transport for the Public Consultation on the Ten- year Strategy for the Haulage Sector. Dublin: CILT Ireland

The Department of Transport sought views on the development of a strategy for the haulage sector and implement a 10-year strategy for the sector to improve efficiencies, standards, and helping the sector move to a low-carbon future. A total of 26 que... Read More about Submission to the Department of Transport for the Public Consultation on the Ten- year Strategy for the Haulage Sector.

Submission to the Dublin Port Post 2040 Dialogue (2021)
Report
Plant, E., Zhang, X., Ivers, R., Hayes, T., Henry, J., & Curran, M. (2021). Submission to the Dublin Port Post 2040 Dialogue. Dublin: CILT Ireland

Currently in 2021, the Dublin Port Company sought views on the long-term planning of essential port infrastructure for Dublin. We would like to put forward a few key points of discussion in the following sections.

Are we on the road to sustainable freight transport? (2021)
Newspaper / Magazine
Zhang, S., & Plant, E. (2021). Are we on the road to sustainable freight transport?

Analysis: To decarbonise road freight transport, researchers have been working on decoupling the link of economic growth to logistics emissions through operational efficiency and technology.

Submission to the Dublin City Council for the Public Consultation on Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028. Theme 6: Sustainable Movement and Transport (2021)
Report
Plant, E., Zhang, X., Ivers, R., Hayes, T., Henry, J., & Curran, M. (2021). Submission to the Dublin City Council for the Public Consultation on Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028. Theme 6: Sustainable Movement and Transport. Dublin: Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport

We complement the DCC on their achievements to date and support DCC with their continued good work and initiatives in promoting sustainable movement and transport. The DCC sought views on promoting sustainable transport and active travel in Dubli... Read More about Submission to the Dublin City Council for the Public Consultation on Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028. Theme 6: Sustainable Movement and Transport.

Transport Policy Review: Where does Ireland stand on Climate Change for Transport and Logistics Sectors? (2021)
Report
Plant, E., & Zhang, X. (2021). Transport Policy Review: Where does Ireland stand on Climate Change for Transport and Logistics Sectors?. Dublin: CILT Ireland

In response to the increasing climate disruption and global effort towards low-carbon transition, the Irish Government has set out to pursue a climate-resilient economy and become carbon neutral by 2050. This was set out in the Climate Action Bill... Read More about Transport Policy Review: Where does Ireland stand on Climate Change for Transport and Logistics Sectors?.

The development of a performance measurement system for indirect procurement: a Delphi study (2020)
Journal Article
Darom, M., & Plant, E. (2023). The development of a performance measurement system for indirect procurement: a Delphi study. Measuring Business Excellence, 27(4), 579-601. https://doi.org/10.1108/MBE-05-2019-0047

Purpose This study aims to address the current gap in knowledge of indirect procurement performance management. It attempts to argue the need for a specific and tailored performance management approach for the indirect procurement function that inco... Read More about The development of a performance measurement system for indirect procurement: a Delphi study.

Offsite Ready Booklets (2020)
Report
Duncheva, M., Calcagno, C., Henquel, V., Leitch, K., Stinson, J., Plant O'Toole, E., Bros-Williamson, J., Livingstone, A., De Saint-Sernin, A., Hairstans, R., Hillier, J., Bentley, A., Barran, R., Avins, L., Setiati, D., Richards, L., & Ferriz-Papi, J. A. (2020). Offsite Ready Booklets. Edinburgh: Construction Industry Training Board

Transport Policy Review: Where does Ireland Stand on Climate Change for Transport and Logistics Sectors? (2020)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Plant, E., & Zhang, X. (2020, September). Transport Policy Review: Where does Ireland Stand on Climate Change for Transport and Logistics Sectors?. Paper presented at e-LRN 2020 Special Web Conference: Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chains During Times of Crises, Cardiff [Online]

Purpose - In response to the increasing climate disruption and global effort to the low-carbon transition, the Irish Government has set out the national carbon emissions reduction target. The transport sector in Ireland is the second-largest contribu... Read More about Transport Policy Review: Where does Ireland Stand on Climate Change for Transport and Logistics Sectors?.

Submission to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for Public Consultation on Sustainable Mobility Policy: Climate Change Challenge (2020)
Report
Plant, E., Zhang, X., Ivers, R., Hayes, T., Henry, J., & Curran, M. (2020). Submission to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for Public Consultation on Sustainable Mobility Policy: Climate Change Challenge. Dublin: Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (Ireland)

This submission is to share insights on the transport policies towards climate change challenge and low-carbon transition in Ireland. CILT welcomes the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport’s (DTTAS) commissioning of a Review of Ireland’s Sus... Read More about Submission to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for Public Consultation on Sustainable Mobility Policy: Climate Change Challenge.

Environmental Sustainability of Logistics Service Providers: a systematic literature review on indicators for city logistics (2019)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Zhang, X., Plant, E., & Valantasis Kanello, N. (2019). Environmental Sustainability of Logistics Service Providers: a systematic literature review on indicators for city logistics

Purpose: United Nations reported that currently in Europe, 70% of the population lives in urban and metropolitan areas, this number is expected to reach 85% by 2050 (Russoand Comi, 2016). The increasing logistics and transport activities in the city... Read More about Environmental Sustainability of Logistics Service Providers: a systematic literature review on indicators for city logistics.