Emission-free shipping: Ways of sustainable transport on the seas

All Things Supply Chain

Around 90 % of the world’s goods are currently transported by ships causing nearly 3 % of total global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

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. Making the Business Case for More Sustainable Manufacturing.

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The Future of Sustainable Shipping

PLS Logistics

The concept of making the shipping industry more environmentally friendly has been a priority for businesses for many years. Blog sustainability sustainable freight shipping sustainable logisticsDuring the current COVID-10 pandemic, this issue comes into the spotlight even more. Although the coronavirus has had horrible, devastating effects on the population and economy during the past few months, the impact on the environment […].

How Shipping Containers are Helping the Homeless

Kuebix

When most people think of shipping containers, they think of exactly what’s in the name: shipping. Formally known as an integral part of virtually any product moving across a supply chain, shipping containers keep products safe from external forces like weather and theft. However, recent advancements have been made to use shipping containers to solve […]. The post How Shipping Containers are Helping the Homeless appeared first on Kuebix.

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. 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. There’s an alarming paradox in the world of consumer packaged goods sustainability.

Three Tips for Sustainable Packaging

ModusLink Corporation

As long as products arrived at their final destination intact, the shipping process was considered a success. […]. The post Three Tips for Sustainable Packaging appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions. Simplified & Sustainable Supply Chain Logistics packaging shipping sustainability sustainability in the supply chainThere was a time, not so long ago, when packaging was simple.

How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

Cerasis

E-commerce value will exceed $4 trillion by 2025, and demand for e-commerce requires seamless integration between traditional shipping practices and an e-commerce shipping plan. Its global nature makes conventional shipping strategies inefficient and utterly unworkable.

Sustainability in Logistics: Shippers Step up Initiatives to Combat 3 Obstacles

Cerasis

Near and far, logistics providers and shippers are renewing their focus on sustainability to build the manufacturing giants of tomorrow. As explained by Bob Trebilcock , sustainability in logistics initiatives are ranked as “very important” for up to 40.6 percent, report having implemented sustainable solutions within the last two years. How Important Is Sustainability in Logistics? What Is Needed For Sustainability in Logistics?

3 Initiatives Driving Sustainable Transportation and Logistics Management

Supply Chain Nation

The realities of today’s complex global marketplace make fulfilling sustainability objectives anything but simple as companies navigate fulfillment, transportation and logistics challenges. Here are three key initiatives that are helping our customers meet their top-level, sustainable business objectives: 1. We have shifted away from this concept and moved toward multi-dimensional planning considerations that help our customers become more sustainable.

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. . When you ship a product , your goal is simple: make sure it gets there in good condition.

Supply Chain Sustainability and Business Success

Enterra Insights

Some people view sustainability efforts as tree hugging idealism and some business executives perceive sustainability efforts as wastes of money. ” Christopher Martin ( @cleantechchris ) and Millicent Dent report all types of companies are profiting from pursuing sustainability. ”[2] They add, “It’s time to stop crediting corporate sustainability efforts as acts of altruism. ” The supply chain needs to be more sustainable.

ERP Sustains Manufacturing during COVID-19

IQMS

Today, during the COVID-19 response, ERP is keeping entire industries in operation with its ability to sustain business operations through remote access, automated reporting, electronic data exchange, and real-time factory controls. Similarly, Mar-Bal relies on real-time remote access and production monitoring to keep production on track and inform its production, sales, and service teams on order status, shipping, delivery and service updates.

Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

Talking Logistics

Of course, international shipping is a complex service with countless moving parts, including regulations, security, capacity and legal considerations – all which can lead to a reliable and cost-effective shipment when tended to properly. For many global companies, conducting seamless business overseas is critical to the vitality of partnerships, clientele, and sustained profitability.

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains

Cerasis

In the shipping and manufacturing industries, that same “worldwide web” is now being deployed to encourage more energy-efficient operational and communication strategies for a low-carbon economy, thanks to IoT Tech. IoT Tech is Driving Sustainability in the Supply Chain. But perhaps the most far-reaching changes will center around the use of large data systems to drive sustainability in logistics and supply chains.

Setting a Course for Viable Sustainability

Supply Chain @ MIT

Ships also account for about 3% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Featured Sustainability balancing green cutting ship emissions green supply chains innovations in the maritime industry MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Professor Yossi Sheffi

Multichannel Fulfillment & Shipping: Considerations for Wholesale Distributors & OEMs in the Transition From Single Channel Shipping

Cerasis

E-commerce has presented wholesale distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a crown opportunity for growth, but it comes at the cost of transitioning from single-channel shipping. Over the last year, average e-commerce sales have increased more than 15 percent, revealing the increasing demand for multichannel fulfillment and shipping. Adapting supply chain systems to succeed in multichannel fulfillment and shipping, also requires additional setup time.

New Trends in Sustainable Packaging May Shake Up E-Commerce Shipping

Kuebix

Almost every online order fulfilled means another cardboard box shipped to a consumer. As environmental concerns grow, companies are beginning to look for sustainable alternatives to ship their products. The post New Trends in Sustainable Packaging May Shake Up E-Commerce Shipping appeared first on Kuebix. Blog e-Commerce Parcel Sustainability Trends cardboard packaging retailers Shipping sustinability

The Rise of Sustainable eCommerce

EV Cargo Technology

Key elements of the programme focus on reducing unnecessary packaging by delivering products in appropriate-sized boxes and allowing certain products to be shipped in their original packaging. As of December 2017, the company has eliminated 215,000 tons of packaging material and avoided 360 million shipping boxes. The post The Rise of Sustainable eCommerce appeared first on EV Cargo Technology.

The Rise of Sustainable eCommerce

EV Cargo Technology

Key elements of the programme focus on reducing unnecessary packaging by delivering products in appropriate-sized boxes and allowing certain products to be shipped in their original packaging. As of December 2017, the company has eliminated 215,000 tons of packaging material and avoided 360 million shipping boxes. The post The Rise of Sustainable eCommerce appeared first on EV Cargo Technology.

The Rise of Sustainable eCommerce

EV Cargo Technology

Key elements of the programme focus on reducing unnecessary packaging by delivering products in appropriate-sized boxes and allowing certain products to be shipped in their original packaging. As of December 2017, the company has eliminated 215,000 tons of packaging material and avoided 360 million shipping boxes. The post The Rise of Sustainable eCommerce appeared first on Adjuno.

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.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. For the freight world holiday shipping or for shippers in any peak season (such as those who ship plants for the spring time) it gets chaotic, everyone is trying to clear docs, empty warehouses, and get their books in order. Truckload Holiday Shipping.

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.

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.

Greener Pastures: How to Build a Sustainable Supply Chain

AFFLINK

Do you want to create a sustainable supply chain? In the past, supply chains were often harmful, with high carbon footprints due to shipping and packaging processes that focused more on the bottom line rather than sustainability.

Shipping Technology: Non-Tech Savvy Shippers Lose Advantage Over Time?

Cerasis

What happens when shippers simply forgo implementing shipping technology, and how can shape their future demise? Shippers Must Weigh In-House Versus Off-the-Shelf Shipping Technology Solutions. The first struggle with implementing shipping technology in an enterprise goes back to considering in-house versus outsourced tech solutions. In modern shipping, there are numerous off-the-shelf tech solutions and platforms that can enhance a company’s productivity.

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

Moving beyond “minimally acceptable” sustainable supply chains…

Supply Chain View from the Field

A lot of people are emphasizing the need to drive sustainable supply chains. “If If we have a more sustainable supply base”, we hear from advocates, “…it will cost less, and we will be better corporate citizens.”. I’m not sure I buy this line of thought, although I would certainly put myself squarely in the camp of someone who is for“sustainable supply chains”. By comparison, they had a much better sustainability program than we did!

Turning Sustainability from Talk to Action

EV Cargo Technology

At the same time, consumers are placing greater emphasis on the sustainability efforts of their favourite retailers. The good news is that retailers across the world are recognising this and starting to step up with commitments to address the sustainable agenda. Packaging should be at the top of every retailer’s list when it comes to making strides towards sustainability. The post Turning Sustainability from Talk to Action appeared first on EV Cargo Technology.

Turning Sustainability from Talk to Action

EV Cargo Technology

At the same time, consumers are placing greater emphasis on the sustainability efforts of their favourite retailers. The good news is that retailers across the world are recognising this and starting to step up with commitments to address the sustainable agenda. Packaging should be at the top of every retailer’s list when it comes to making strides towards sustainability. The post Turning Sustainability from Talk to Action appeared first on Adjuno.

A Guide to Sustainable Gift Giving

EcoVadis

After its single use, it’s sent to a materials recovery facility or to another country in a container ship. As wealthier countries shipped their waste overseas to meet their own recycling targets, developing countries were inundated with contaminated plastics. So, in the spirit of the times, we’ve prepared some tips to help you practise sustainable gift giving this season. To help address this issue, the United Nations created Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Editor’s Pick: Is it Time to Operationalize Ship From Store?

Talking Logistics

Today’s post is from Manhattan Associates highlighting four methods for operationalizing scalable, labor-efficient and associate-friendly ship-from-store processes. Regardless of these initial reasons, ship from store has become an omni-channel mainstay. Free shipping. Because free shipping is today’s go-to online promotion, shipping from the closest store or the store with the most available labor can mitigate the impact on retailers’ margins.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. For the freight world holiday shipping or for shippers in any peak season (such as those who ship plants for the spring time) it gets chaotic, everyone is trying to clear docs, empty warehouses, and get their books in order. Truckload Holiday Shipping.

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 08/14/20 – 08/20/20

All Things Supply Chain

are searching for alterative providers due major package delivery delays as the… General Supply Chain News Weekly wrap-up shipping supply chain news supply chain sustainability weekly wrap-up

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. Storage and shipping costs can quickly cut into profit margins.