Role of logistics performance in the achievement of the SDGs

Michel-Villarreal, Rosario, Vilalta-perdomo, Eliseo Luis and Thierry Aguilera, Ricardo (2019) Role of logistics performance in the achievement of the SDGs. In: 2019 IISE Annual Conference, May 18-21, 2019, Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

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In 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all the United Nations member states as part of the UN Agenda 2030. The SDGs call for collective action by all countries to achieve sustainable development by 2030. The 17 SDGs can be measured with 304 indicators included in the assessment framework to monitor progress, inform policy and ensure accountability of all stakeholders. Based on this framework, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network presented the 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report which provides an overview of countries’ performance on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals up to date. Their results show that no country is in track to achieve all the SDGs. They also stressed that achieving the SDGs will require deep transformations of education systems, healthcare, energy use, land use, urban planning, and deployment of information technologies. Because logistics is embedded within many of our systems, changes in logistics performance may be necessary to achieve the SDGs. Based on this premise, we conducted research to determine whether correlation exists between the SDGs and logistics performance. To carry out this research, we used secondary data about the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) by the World Bank and SDGs scores. Data was analyzed using Kendall's tau-b (τb) correlation coefficient in SPSS®. Preliminary results show that a significant positive correlation exists between the LPI and goals number 2 (Zero Hunger), 8 (Decent work and economic growth), 9 (Industry, innovation and Infrastructure) and 11 (Sustainable cities and communities). On the other hand, a significant negative correlation was noted between the LPI and goals number 12 (Responsible consumption and production) and 13 (Climate action). This findings suggests that there is a significant relationship between the data analysed. As the LPI increases, some SDGs scores increase as well. Contrarily, as the LPI increases, the scores for SDG12 and SDG12 decrease.

Keywords:logistics, logistics performance, SDGs, Sustainability
Subjects:J Technologies > J960 Transport Logistics
N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:35224
Deposited On:04 Mar 2019 07:18

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