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.

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.

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Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

A month later, Walmart announced that it will increase its sourcing of US products by $50 billion over the next 10 years. Kevin discusses three factors that are helping to drive the reshoring trend, but the one that caught my attention the most was how companies are shifting their focus from least-cost sourcing to best-cost sourcing. One is the thought process around best-cost sourcing versus least-cost sourcing.

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.

5 Alternative Fuels that Will Reenergize the Transportation Industry

Kuebix

The transportation industry relies heavily on diesel to help it successfully transport products from manufacturers to consumers via trucks worldwide. Technology has been instrumental in reducing the number of empty miles driven, and finding an alternative fuel source is the next step for eco-conscious companies. The post 5 Alternative Fuels that Will Reenergize the Transportation Industry appeared first on Kuebix.

The Shift Towards Personalized & Sustainable Packaging

Loftware

From sourcing materials and embracing new technology to customization of product artwork. Not only are you dealing with the customer and regulatory requirements for packaging , but you also need to keep with smart and sustainable packaging trends. The Emphasis on Sustainability I’m sure you have recognized the shift in focus when it comes to sustainable eco-friendly material.

Strategic sourcing enters a new age. Are you keeping up? (Part 1)

ivalua

Since its inception in the late 1980s, strategic sourcing has always been about getting the best value for the goods and services purchased from third party suppliers. Strategic sourcing requires an intense focus on the total cost of ownership, while incorporating customer needs, organizational goals, and market conditions. Done well, strategic sourcing creates measurable and sustainable shareholder value by contributing to top line growth and bottom line profitability.

4 Important Benefits of a Sustainable Reverse Logistics Strategy

Cerasis

Data breaches may not sound as though they have a particular relation to sustainability, but a company’s sustainability is measured by its ability to maintain happy customers while reducing impact on the Earth. Unfortunately, a failing company is more likely to forget about recycling as part of IT Asset Disposal, and the business’s level of sustainability falters. Business owners face endless decisions throughout all aspects of the supply chain.

10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. There are several factors that exist today that are forcing shippers to use even more resources, which distract from their core competencies , in order to have a strategic and much more nuanced, complex transportation management practice. 10 Tips to Remain Competitive and Have an Effective Transportation Management Strategy.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today I will discuss how a company can sustain a lean culture once they have implemented lean practices in order to achieve continuous improvement. Your company has started the lean journey, but how do you sustain it? Let's first talk about first setting the stage, then give you practical practices and tactics to achieve a sustainable lean culture, and then provide core key performance indicators (KPIs) to track your progress. Once implemented, Lean has to be sustained.

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COVID-19: Implications on inventory planning, sourcing and procurement

EFT

Paiva also emphasises the importance of being robust from a supplier but also a transportation perspective. “We We need to look at alternative sources of procurement, of production, alternative factories, alternative countries. Even the transport network is changing. Being responsible, being sustainable, being also about what products it is focusing on in terms of meeting core demand.

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. A shift to sustainable plastics is the solution. Defining ‘sustainable’ packaging. How can you determine if the material used in industrial packaging is sustainable? A critical component is to look at is where the materials are sourced. Responsible Sourcing!

Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

Outside of the Paris Agreement, the European Union (EU) has a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport by around 60 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Cost reductions sometimes go hand-in-hand with GHG reductions, but some measures could increase transport costs. Supply chain network and transportation optimization can help make better sourcing and multi-stop route decisions that ultimately result in route design that balances low costs with higher service.

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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?

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?

Natural Gas is Cheaper and More Sustainable for Transportation….Just Ask Truckers!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Boone Pickens, a promoter of gas as the source of reducing dependence on the Middle East) has more than 400 fueling stations across the country and is expanding. Corporate Social Responsibility Oil and Gas Procurement Supply Chain Innovation Sustainability Transportation Planning Today’s story in the Wall Street Journal discusses how more operators of the largest truck fleets in the US are in the process of converting their fleets over to natural gas powered trucks.

Dil?at Uyguroglu:“Supply chain plays a huge role in sustainability agenda”

Supply Chain Movement

Sustainability has been on the company’s agenda for nearly two decades and its Sustainable Living Plan strongly drives business today. A commitment to halving its environmental impact by reducing greenhouse gases, water use, waste packaging and increasing sustainable sourcing has a huge impact on the supply chain. In addition my team takes care of cross border sourcing – both import and export of products and materials.

Supply Chain Alone Can’t Solve Sustainability But it Has a Part to Play!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Around the world, people are demanding more from their governments, business communities, and their fellow consumers to help create a more sustainable future. Companies have realized that big data allows them unparalleled insight into the best ways to source raw materials and products, and the best ways to move those products to consumers – and Supply Chain Management has become a key strategic differentiator in a number of industries. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Bubble Wrap Loses Its Pop for Logistics Cost Savings

Talking Logistics

Transportation and Sustainability Benefits of New Bubble Wrap (Source: Adelante SCM based on info from WSJ article). This is yet another example of how changes in packaging can translate into significant cost savings and sustainability benefits in transportation (see The Better Goal: More Efficient Trucks or Using Fewer Trucks? Are the logistics costs savings and sustainability benefits worth losing the ability to pop Bubble Wrap?

Sustainable Hardwood use in Namibia – A 200-Year Plan

DynaSys

The landowner or local co-operative receives payment for the tree, the loggers are paid to cut the trees down, the transport companies are paid to move them and so on. Also, who wants to be broke with no source of income in as little as 20 years? The post Sustainable Hardwood use in Namibia – A 200-Year Plan appeared first on QAD Dynasys Blog.

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?

HP and Home Depot Receive Recognition for Excellence in Transportation Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

I spoke to Ron Guzzi the Senior Manager of Transportation Carrier Relations and Sourcing at Home Depot. Procurement Sustainability Transportation Home Depot HP Manhattan Associates Menlo Worldwide SmartWayIn the last few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to speak to two of the three large shippers that were SmartWay Excellence awardees. I also spoke to Blair Chikasuye, the Global Logistics Environment Manager at Hewlett-Packard (HP), about […].

Visibility-Driven Workflow for Transportation Execution

Talking Logistics

How can we convert greater visibility into sustainable business value, especially in light of today’s increasing transportation costs and more demanding customer expectations? I have to know where the order is in the order management process; where it is in the warehousing process; where it is in the physical transport process. Perhaps it requires multiple carriers and modes of transportation. TMS as Single Source of Truth.

Ryder Publishes Corporate Sustainability Report

Supply Chain Network

a leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced that it has published a Corporate Sustainability Report highlighting Ryder’s progress towards improving the communities and environments where the Company does business. “As a leading provider of transportation and logistics solutions, our stakeholders expect us to be stewards of real-world efficiency and sustainability,” stated Ryder Chairman and CEO Greg Swienton.

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.

Is it REALLY organic? Sustainable farm to fork supply chain.

Logichain Solutions

Is it locally sourced or imported? Organic food companies need to go beyond just the product; they also need to ensure that the entire farm to fork supply chain is sustainable. One of the biggest contributors to a sustainable supply chain is the sourcing of products.

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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. After gathering and comparing data from multiple sources – something they couldn’t do before due to previously inefficient processes – they uncovered potential issues with their freight audit system due to deadhead miles. 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.

How supply chain managers are looking at sustainability

ModusLink Corporation

One of the summaries that struck me was in the area of sustainability – something we’ve written about on this blog quite a bit over the last couple of years. Publishing corporate social responsibility KPIs and follow-up reports helps drive sustainability efforts into standard operating procedure. Another data point in the extensive CSCO Report indicated that 89% of client sourcing and supplier management teams view strategic vendor and partner engagement as a competitive advantage.

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?