Practical suggestions for making supply chains more environmentally sustainable.
Read the latest good works, sustainability efforts, mergers and acquisitions, new hires, and sealed deals happening in the supply chain.
COVID-19 and its effect on daily life have key fleet operators speculating whether this might be time to reset our approach to transportation fuels. The impact of reduced petroleum fuel use can be quantified by our cleaner air and reduced daily traffic congestion, making this a favorable time to consider cleaner fueling alternatives.
Stephanie Benedetto, co-founder and CEO of Queen of Raw, created a blockchain-enabled marketplace for unused materials that empowers people, fosters profit, and protects the planet.
Industry leaders look to the future, offering advice and strategies to help you successfully navigate the year ahead.
Reusable packaging supports a circular economy. It can be manufactured, used, reused, and reprocessed without impacting the solid waste stream—a huge benefit, considering limited- and one-time-use packaging contributes to the waste crisis.
If they want to succeed, smart brands need to recognize the consequences of getting sustainability wrong. The future is in more eco-friendly practices, not just because customers demand them, but because it is the right thing to do for the planet.
Companies looking to make a profound change in their supply chain carbon footprint must make the commitment a top-down directive that encourages the entire enterprise to ask probing questions and actively support efforts to make their supply chain more environmentally friendly.
In a revitalized commitment to eco-friendly practices, Nestlé has created a goal of reaching zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To be sustainable, though, the company is going to need to make some major changes within its supply chain.
Electronics e-tailer Flipkart is putting in the work to maximize sustainability across its supply chain.
These organizations are wrapping their minds around the packaging waste problem and coming up with out-of-the-box solutions.
A series of convergent events are raising national supply chain costs at every touch but investing in processes and people, and aligning with phenomenal logistics partners will offset a good measure of the costs and increase customer satisfaction.
This article looks at three companies that aim for environmental sustainability in their operations. It examines their “green” practices and also considers the financial impact of those activities.
Profile of Michael Wasson, chief operations officer with Tosca, a leading provider of reusable packaging and supply chain solutions for retailers and suppliers that are focused on the perishable food supply chain.
Economic performance is the top-ranking corporate sustainability priority for the majority of organizations, reveals a global survey of supply chain decision makers. When directly asked whether profitability or sustainability is more important, however, 60 percent give equal priority to these objectives, with another 25 percent leaning towards sustainability.
In 2019, expect sustainability to evolve into a critical priority. The transportation sector is already moving toward greener fleets, and pursuing innovative solutions to reduce waste and improve landfill diversion. The new year will bring even more pressure—and opportunity—to address eco-efficiency within logistics.
The New NAFTA winners and losers; shippers need larger customs bonds; Panama Canal sets record annual cargo tonnage in fiscal year 2018; South Korea trade growth remains positive in Q4 2018; the EU countries importing the most coffee; Feelunique partners with SEKO Logistics for cross-border growth into China; first global network of ocean-bound plastics supply chains
Shippers are turning to innovative solutions to reduce packaging waste and emissions as key components of their sustainability efforts.
In today’s competitive environment, sustainability must improve profitability and reduce risk.
Transportation Management Systems’ have the ability to help you be more environmentally responsible. Here are the top five ways a TMS can help your supply chain go green.
Inbound Logistics’ annual G75 list honors companies that have demonstrated firm commitment to environmental initiatives and policies.
The award singled out LG OLED TVs for its design to advance global sustainability.
Hyster Company is testing high capacity lift trucks with electric motors. The company suggests that, in the near future, ports and heavy industry will be able to electrify their big truck fleets, producing zero emissions while achieving comparable full shift performance.
The long term future of international shipping must eventually be fossil fuel free, according to the International Chamber of Shipping.
Follow these 8 steps to reap significant cost savings and performance enhancements while also reducing the use of limited natural resources and mitigating the negative environmental effects of transportation-related emissions.
Freight railroads frustrated by lack of federal funding to bolster private initiatives; trucking industry posts fifth straight month of driver employment growth after a three month year-on-year decline; Warehouse Management System market to garner $3.112 million globally by 2022, supply chain professionals point to cyber security and changing trade regulations as top concerns in 2017.
Going green is in style for retailers. Here’s how adopting a multi-faceted sustainability strategy can lower costs as well as boost brand loyalty.
Healthy living/clean eating lifestyles are impacting the grocery supply chain. What do food companies need to do to adapt?
Whether to help the environment or just to cut costs, companies are making lean and green changes with a major impact.
These supply chain, logistics, and transportation companies lead the way in supporting sustainability.
These ports have utilized various initiatives to ensure the ultimate impact of sustainability outweighs its costs.
Launching a cost cutting, productivity-enhancing, or sustainability initiative creates efficiencies with environmental benefits and cost reductions.
Shippers unprepared for supply chain disruptions; China wants pirate hunting base in Horn of Africa; bringing cargo into Kenya; India ramps up transportation infrastructure development; air cargo carriers seek to cut costs without sacrificing growth; Amazon invests in India; China’s greenest supply chains; international shrimp supply chain linked to human trafficking and slavery; World Trade Organization rules to abolish agricultural subsidies; Mexico and U.S. sign liberalized air transport deal; global manufacturers shift production to Bangladesh, Thailand, Korea and Vietnam
Replacing manual, paper-based processes with fully automated systems that use electronic B2B transactions in place of paper documents is one major step toward a greener supply chain.
One way a manufacturer can mitigate the effects of increasing regulations and demand volatility is by working with a third-party logistics provider with a leveraged platform.
Before the advent of warehouse club stores, pallets were usually found behind the scenes. Now considered a crucial part of a systems approach to the supply chain, pallets are front and center in companies' sustainability strategies.
When applied to manufacturing, artificial intelligence enables companies to meet sustainability targets: workforce of the future, global operations optimization, and value network orchestration.
Climate change is influencing how consumers decide to purchase products and choose partnerships. How can supply chain leaders incorporate green practices while maintaining profit margins?
Take a look at the new and notable updates in supply chain for January 2020.
New and notable events in the supply chain
Inbound Logistics’ annual G75 features a carefully curated list of 75 logistics companies that go above and beyond to maintain sustainable, eco-friendly supply chains and operations.
Sustainable packaging helps shippers’ bottom line and brand as well as being easier on the environment.
Developing greener and more sustainable supply chains reduces the legal, financial, and reputational risks to which most companies are exposed, and has a positive impact on the bottom line.
Companies are increasingly investing in returnable industrial packaging (RIP) to ship products to customers as sustainably as possible, and significantly reduce the amount of packaging-related waste they create, while also improving efficiencies and cutting costs.
Smaller ports can often save time, lower costs, and provide superior customer service than larger coastal ports. Here are seven hidden advantages offered by ports off the beaten water path.
New and notable events in the supply chain
What factors go into creating a successful supply chain? According to the EY Americas Supply Chain Reinvention Survey 2019, which surveyed senior-level supply chain executives on topics ranging from adopting technology, retaining leadership and talent, and prioritizing investment to supporting sustainability, here are the notable trends.
Instead of making, using, and disposing of products and materials, leading companies keep components in use in the value chain and logistics process for as long as possible.
New York City plans to overhaul its aging freight distribution systems through strategic investments to modernize maritime and rail assets and create new distribution facilities.
Shipper of choice and sustainability are trending terms among supply chain managers but they’re nothing new to the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in North America. The company’s logistics operation has a long track record of attracting carriers that share a commitment to customer service, efficiency, and sustainable transportation.
Clarifying The Business Case For Green Supply Chain Management
Businesses are concerned about the impacts of urbanization; Manufacturers embrace IIoT to improve quality and operational visibility; Hurricanes will cost U.S. GDP about .5% in the third quarter of 2017
Ready to adopt the "full circle" approach to waste elimination in your supply chain? An Accenture Strategy report finds that while companies welcome this approach, their efforts are often only skin deep. Here's how to capture the full potential of the growing circular economy.
Apple will launch a new first-of-its-kind investment fund in China to connect suppliers with renewable energy sources.