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3 Initiatives Driving Sustainable Transportation and Logistics Management

Supply Chain Nation

Recent studies have shown that transportation is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Department of Energy calculated that CO2 emissions from transportation surpassed two billion metric tons ; it’s hard to imagine what that number looks like today. The realities of today’s complex global marketplace make fulfilling sustainability objectives anything but simple as companies navigate fulfillment, transportation and logistics challenges.

Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing

Requis

Sourcing has probably been the biggest thing over the last decade or two, coupled with that reduction in local manufacturing of course. Sourcing is now predominantly overseas: China is one of the big sourcing countries of course, along with India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Vietnam and Thailand.

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5 Ways to Make Your Manufacturing Plant More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

DELMIA Quintiq

Whether you represent a metal fabrication company, a consumer goods manufacturer or a paint, fiberglass or paper producer, you have several ways to make the operation a more sustainable one. Any company that wants to make its manufacturing facilities more sustainable must incorporate recycled materials in the supply chain. Allbirds uses recycled cardboards and plastics as well as ethically sourced wool, while Rothy’s uses recycled plastics to create breathable, flexible shoes.

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. Sustainable Logistics | Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics. Robinson and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. However, while technology evolves to allow better tracking of carbon footprint, there’s a potential to substantially improve overall with sustainable logistics by addressing a less often discussed but insidious problem.

What the “New Normal” in Shipping, Logistics, and Transportation May Look Like

Shipchain

Seemingly everything has been shaken up by COVID-19, and the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry is no different. Now, all of those norms are long gone, and it has left the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry wondering what lies ahead once COVID-19 begins to decline. We will be on the path for a more sustainable future. Industry Logistics Shipping Supply Chain

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. Many shipping companies will stack pallets on top of one another to maximize their load, so you need to know this important piece of logistical information as well. . Warehousing eats up about 25% and transportation 60%.

S&D Coffee and Tea Roasts Logistics and Transportation Costs With PINC

PINC

Made from top-quality ingredients, its coffees and teas are not only tasty, but they’re also produced in a very sustainable, eco-friendly manner. S&D’s sustainable sourcing, for example, relates specifically to resilient supply chains for coffee and tea. “A A sustainable supply chain is critical to the future of these global markets,” the company’s website states.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

more near-shoring and larger, less frequent shipments to minimize transportation costs). How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? Sustainability : Will the climate change agreement reached at the COP21 meeting in Paris this past weekend change supply chains in 2016? So, the ball is in the court of those industries and their governing bodies to come up with their own sustainability goals and plans.

How Eco-Friendly Packaging is Impacting Sustainability!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sustainable Logistics: Making the Last Mile Eco-Friendly! Not all plastics are the same, and there are plenty of eco-green packaging innovations that make use of sustainable plastics easily available. Close to 50% of emissions from the United States are linked to the energy that is used to make, package, ship, and dispose of food and goods. A shift to sustainable plastics is the solution. Defining ‘sustainable’ packaging. Some of the variations of sustainable.

Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

Cerasis

Therefore, more companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) to achieve greater supply chain savings and presence in such markets through enhanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ). To maintain your role in the global market, you need to understand how 3PLs contribute to an improve transportation networks. Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management. Why Do Supply Chains Need Transportation Management?

Driving sustainability and social responsibility in supply chains

EFT

In today’s macro-environment of “volatility and uncertainty”, global supply chains face disruptions, weakened lines of communications, and increased risks to human rights and sustainability. According to our logistics provider, Flexport, “Transportation is the second largest source of CO?

Driving sustainability and social responsibility in supply chains

EFT

In today’s macro-environment of “volatility and uncertainty”, global supply chains face disruptions, weakened lines of communications, and increased risks to human rights and sustainability. According to our logistics provider, Flexport, “Transportation is the second largest source of CO?

Bubble Wrap Loses Its Pop for Logistics Cost Savings

Talking Logistics

rarely sends Bubble Wrap to customers more than 150 miles from its factories because its bulky size makes it prohibitively expensive to ship long distances.” The new design distributes air across the bubbles, which means they will no longer pop, but by shipping as flat sheets instead of bulky rolls, one truckload of iBubble Wrap contains as much packing material as 47 truckloads of the old product! which highlights how IKEA is designing its packaging with shipping in mind).

Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize

3rdwave

Digitization is suddenly so important because the current technology supports the capturing of phenomenal amounts of raw data from an unlimited number of sources and the converting of that data into meaningful, contextual, and actionable information – quickly and at low cost. Sustainable synchronization for streamlined workflow and business processes. 5 Reasons Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize. What is Digitization?

How Cummins Power Generation Used Lean Six Sigma to Achieve Significant Transportation Savings

Talking Logistics

Although applied throughout the organization, Cummins identified the elimination of transportation waste as an area that would have a significant impact. Subsequently, LSS projects were developed to address waste in several key areas: contract carrier freight rationalization, ship day alignment, Asia-to-US / Asia-to-Europe container optimization, CNG truck costs and impact. Contracted Freight Rates – Negotiate to reduce rates or source major lanes to external carriers.

Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability

Cerasis

LTL gets even trickier according to a report by the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. . However, while technology evolves to allow better tracking of carbon footprint, there’s a potential to substantially improve overall logistics sustainability by addressing a less often discussed but insidious problem. There’s an alarming paradox in the world of consumer packaged goods sustainability. From shareholders to consumers, sustainability has created broad value. .

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint. Companies should always be striving to become more efficient and less wasteful instead of assuming they’re already as sustainable as they want or need to be. How you manage the transformation and transportation of assets in that supply chain ultimately determines the value you create for the world.

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint. Companies should always be striving to become more efficient and less wasteful instead of assuming they’re already as sustainable as they want or need to be. How you manage the transformation and transportation of assets in that supply chain ultimately determines the value you create for the world. Everyone wins when supply chains become more sustainable, but doing so requires a conscientious effort.

Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint. Companies should always be striving to become more efficient and less wasteful instead of assuming they’re already as sustainable as they want or need to be. How you manage the transformation and transportation of assets in that supply chain ultimately determines the value you create for the world. Everyone wins when supply chains become more sustainable, but doing so requires a conscientious effort.

Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize

3rdwave

Digitization is suddenly so important because the current technology supports the capturing of phenomenal amounts of raw data from an unlimited number of sources and the converting of that data into meaningful, contextual, and actionable information – quickly and at low cost. Sustainable synchronization for streamlined workflow and business processes. 5 Reasons Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize. What is Digitization?

Supply chain sustainability focus: Gustaf Asp, Managing Director, Treadler on circular economies

EFT

That idea – to open up H&M’s global supply chain expertise as a business-to-business service and allow partners to work across product development sourcing, production and logistics in a sustainable manner. Sustainability often takes a back seat. Why should operators in the supply chain care and what business benefits does a focus on sustainability bring? Where can supply chain and logistics leaders make the biggest impact on sustainability?

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Instead, it continues, to include the entire lifecycle of a product, from sourcing of raw materials, to the return and recycling of the product, and reintroduction of recycled materials into the manufacturing or production process. Firstly, many companies are reaching more advanced levels of maturity in sustainability and greening the supply chain. Meanwhile, more third-party agencies and organisations, including governments, are pushing the sustainability agenda.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

Congested ports, complicated regulations, less than optimal modal capacity, undesirable taxation regimes, dilapidated roads, and overall operational inefficiencies are constant sources of anxiety within the business community. How is Global Shipping Growing in India? India needs to create 1 million jobs every month to sustain the steady onslaught of people joining the workforce. How to Take Advantage of Increased Shipping in India.

Mushroom Based Packaging Supplies. Fad or The Future of Shipping?

AFFLINK

Packaging has been a source of frustration and the object of jokes ever since the days when you practically needed a Swiss Army knife and a jackhammer to open a new CD case. This time, the focus is on sustainability. What are the Sustainability Issues Related to Packaging? With sustainable supply chains becoming a business imperative, the race is on for eco-friendly packaging supplies that fit the bill. One common problem is the logistics of transportation.

Mushroom Based Packaging Supplies. Fad or The Future of Shipping?

AFFLINK

Packaging has been a source of frustration and the object of jokes ever since the days when you practically needed a Swiss Army knife and a jackhammer to open a new CD case. This time, the focus is on sustainability. What are the Sustainability Issues Related to Packaging? With sustainable supply chains becoming a business imperative, the race is on for eco-friendly packaging supplies that fit the bill. One common problem is the logistics of transportation.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Some mornings I would ride my rocket ship, evading asteroids and alien cruisers along the way, and I would barely make it to school on time (I mean, the space station), with just enough fuel to make a safe landing. The sky and what’s beyond, an endless source of creativity and imagination for kids and adults alike. Trucks might not be as sexy as space ships, but that’s not stopping entrepreneurs from imagining better ways to build and power them.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging.

Supply Chain Management and Bioinvasion

SCM Research

2013), recently published in Ecology Letters, discusses the risk of marine bioinvasion caused by global shipping. Particularly, they identify “high-risk invasion routes, hot spots of bioinvasion and major source regions from which bioinvasion is likely to occur” In sum, their model reveals a new aspect of ecological responsibility in supply chains. The Risk of Marine Bioinvasion Caused by Global Shipping.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

Kinaxis

Hyperloop is a theoretical transportation technology, a long-awaited “fifth avenue” of transportation that uses vacuum tubes and linear induction motors to shuttle pressurized air capsules along a track, using a lack of friction to achieve speeds as high as 700 mph (approx. The CEO of the company behind the test (Hyperloop One) estimates that the system will be transporting cargo by 2019 and passengers by 2021.

The FAST Act: America’s Infrastructure Promoting the Transportation Industry

Cerasis

While the parodies are quite “terrifying,” the problem remains, but one piece of legislation, passed in December 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act ), offers a solution, and actionable steps are being laid out to define a way to dramatically reshape the infrastructure-landscape in several key ways. Rather than pouring funding into the Highway Trust Fund blindly, the FAST Act is operating similar to education funding sources.

Ship it Good: What Do Maersk’s New Ships Mean for Water Transportation?

Elementum

Shipping giant Maersk posted healthy profits this quarter despite declining freight rates. The losses were offset by cheap oil prices – not a sustainable source of profit. Maersk must find a way to mitigate recent issues with low shipping rates, overcapacity, and delays. Ships like Maersk’s transport over 95% of the world’s manufactured products, and demand is set to increase 3% - 5% this year. The ships will also be more fuel efficient.

Supply Chain Management:Growing interest in sustainability from.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sustainability Services. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. « Growing interest in sustainability from asset intensive organizations - Part 1 | Main | Asset in Enterprise Asset Management » Growing interest in sustainability from asset intensive organizations - Part 2. Sustainability can be even seen from the other end in the over value chain of electric utilities.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

Such providers understand domestic transportation issues, and can plan to develop long-term solutions to complex local distribution challenges. Globalization is now increasingly linked to labor costs in countries such as China, as well as fuel costs and regulatory shifts, which are in turn driving a dramatic impact on where companies source, where they produce, and the complexity of processes required to sell to the customer. 2013 has certainly been an interesting year!

Delivering Green: Three Case Studies in Low-Carbon Logistics

Supply Chain @ MIT

Supply chain sustainability projects are often sold on the argument that going green makes good business sense. Here are three case studies that offer clear, irrefutable evidence that sustainability and profitability can be compatible in the supply chain domain. Logistics is a leading source of carbon. Shipments that shifted to intermodal generated 65% less emissions while saving over 40% of transportation costs.

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint. Companies should always be striving to become more efficient and less wasteful instead of assuming they’re already as sustainable as they want or need to be. How you manage the transformation and transportation of assets in that supply chain ultimately determines the value you create for the world.