Attitude towards green warehousing in el paso, texas: an exploratory analysis

Lynda Jeanette Macias, University of Texas at El Paso


The increasing reliance on fossil fuels by today's emerging economies has a profound implication on the sustainability of many warehousing and distribution logistical systems worldwide. This research attempts to fill the gap in current green warehousing literature by investigating how warehousing and distribution facilities view greener strategies as a way to increase operation efficiency through a stated preference approach. A survey instrument was developed, and the survey was conducted to identify warehousing characteristics, green practices, and current green views of warehouse managers in El Paso, Texas. The survey results found a balanced outlook within the environment and business needs. Companies revealed the importance of investing for the sake of the environment, while also improving operational efficiencies and lowering costs, in spite of an economic downturn. Others showed indications of incorporating green strategies for the purpose of benefiting the company, if these investments are not too costly.

Subject Area

Civil engineering

Recommended Citation

Macias, Lynda Jeanette, "Attitude towards green warehousing in el paso, texas: an exploratory analysis" (2013). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1551232.