The Proclivity of Green Communication for Logistics Industry: A Framework

Aziz T. N. A. T., Sharifuddin S., Shariff S. S. R.

International Conference on Business and Technology (ICBT), İstanbul, Turkey, 6 - 07 November 2021, vol.485, pp.699-713 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 485
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-031-08093-7_46
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.699-713
  • Keywords: Green communication, Energy consumption, Logistics industry, WAKE-UP, NETWORKS
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Nowadays communication has become a strong part in transferring information. Wireless devices have thrived in number recently, which connects the world by people and objects. The demand of internet has become the backbone of our communication network recently. The energy consumption increasing drastically due to the current situation caused by pandemic COVID-19 disease which forced the economic activities to use online medium as the main platform in doing business. The extensive usage of online data for communication has contributed to the massive increasing number of high energy consumption. It has been identified that green communication is one of the alternative approaches in reduction of energy consumption. However, there exists a gap on the application of green communication in logistics industry which is to say that little research has addressed the implementation of green communication in logistics industry. The importance of having sustainable energy sources has led towards good implementation of different techniques and methods in reducing energy consumption. As logistics industry has become the backbone of our economic activity, it is important to have a good energy saving strategy in implementing a sustainable practice. This paper highlights a review of 'Green Communication' (GC) application especially in the usage of communication technology as the medium, with its main objectives in the implementation of good practices towards clean energy approach. This study has gone through a systematic review focusing only on 'Green Communication' in order to examine the current research findings regarding GC. The findings are particularly relevant for logistics industry especially for those that involve in irresistible communication networks while preparing and implementing a good and sustainable practices. To further enhance the energy efficiency for GC networks in logistics, an integrated data-driven framework is developed and exemplarily applied on logistics industry in Malaysia. This paper proposes a framework to introduce lists of factors that contributes towards GC in logistics industry.