Sustainable Freight Transportation – Finding a Balance with MIT’s Alexis Bateman and Suzanne Greene [Podcast]

CHAINalytics

This week’s Freightvine podcast episode examines the challenges facing freight transportation in the effort to reduce its environmental impact. Joining host Chris Caplice to discuss their work on the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative are his MIT colleagues Alexis Bateman and Suzanne Greene.

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.

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Sustainability: Part 1 – The Drivers for Global Supply Chain Managers

The Network Effect

The post Sustainability: Part 1 – The Drivers for Global Supply Chain Managers appeared first on The Network Effect. Supply Chain Management Sustainability Transportation

Supply Chain Sustainability: A Byproduct of Efficiency

Talking Logistics

That’s when Walmart’s CEO at the time, Lee Scott, gave a speech entitled Twenty First Century Leadership that arguably kicked off the supply chain sustainability era. Read more Supply Chain Sustainability: A Byproduct of Efficiency. The post Supply Chain Sustainability: A Byproduct of Efficiency appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. What is so special about October 23, 2005?

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.

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.

Sustainability vs. profitability: Is it one or the other?

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater How 25 multinational companies achieved sustainable supply chains. I’d like to think that most companies have moved beyond the point of believing that sustainable business practices aren’t a priority. Building sustainable supply chains has been a growing trend for years, and as it turns out, those early adopters may actually be seeing an increase in profits. Does your company have any sustainability measures in place?

The Shift Towards Personalized & Sustainable Packaging

Loftware

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. Not only is there a social corporate responsibility playing into the increase of sustainable packaging, but there are also regulations impacting the industry.

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. The post 5 Alternative Fuels that Will Reenergize the Transportation Industry appeared first on Kuebix. Blog Earth Day Energy Sustainability Technology Trends Efficiency energy Fuel green supply chain kuebix sustainability TMS transportation

Transportation Management

LeanCor

The Laws of Lean Transportation Management. There are all these things in life that we think “Oh, I cannot live without that,” and if it wasn’t for transportation management we most likely would not have anything we want or need on time. Transportation, like inventory, is necessary activity within logistics. Fast, efficient transportation explains a great deal about why cities develop where they do. Transportation Management Cost Consideration.

Sustainable Packaging is Here to Stay!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sustainable Packaging article and permission to publish here provided by Erich Lawson. Let’s have a closer look at why sustainable packaging is beneficial. Here’s a Look at the Importance of Sustainable Packaging: Sustainable Packaging is Easily Disposed. Sustainable packaging, on the other hand, is easy to dispose. It starts with the extraction of raw materials to create the packaging, its transportation, utility, and the life cycle comes to an end.

The Path to Sustainability Begins with Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

The largest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States currently comes from transportation, surpassing electricity emissions in 2017 for the first time since 1978. The post The Path to Sustainability Begins with Visibility appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Sustainability Track and Trace Transportation traceability

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. With the services of a trusted 3PL and a good transportation management system (TMS), you can glean an abundance of data around activities and practices related to your transportation department. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

Transform your supply chain’s sustainability impact by going beyond operational constraints

DELMIA Quintiq

Here in part two, I will highlight how more drastic shifts to supply chain networks and operations can have a larger impact on sustainability. However, there will be companies that have already deployed sustainability efforts and are looking to further increase efficiency and transparency beyond the existing constraints of their network. To jumpstart your sustainability efforts, contact Quintiq today. Retail Planning Sustainability Transport & Logistics

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?

3PLs Drive Sustainable Supply Chain Solutions

PLS Logistics

More than 3,700 companies participate in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an independent global system for companies to measure, disclose, manage and share climate and water information and sustainable initiatives. Transportation 3PL Supply Chain Transportation SolutionsEnvironmentally-friendly business processes are good for the bottom line and the ecosystem.

Green Is the New Black: Why Green Manufacturing & Sustainability Matter

Cerasis

more companies are turning toward sustainable alternatives and methodologies (like green manufacturing) in boosting competitive advantage and increasing revenue, explains Stuart Hall of Global Manufacturing. In fact, the sustainable trend is becoming essential to all parts of manufacturing and supply chains, ranging from smart factories to green delivery trucks. What’s Driving More Companies to Embrace Sustainable Technologies and Methodologies?

How to Make Your Supply Chain Sustainable, Efficient & Affordable

CHAINalytics

By Bruce Myers, Director, Chainalytics APAC There’s an odd misconception floating around that goes like this: Sustainable supply chains are prohibitively expensive and provide little or no ROI for months or even years. To add more confusion, sustainability initiatives vary from country to country and in complexity and business/environmental goals—from greenhouse gas emissions reductions to […].

How Data Drives Corporate Sustainability

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

And that is good news for sustainable development. A proliferation of sustainability data – from energy consumption and worker habits, to waste creation and supplier audits – is also good news for investors.

Four Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Inventory Planning and Sustainability

ToolsGroup

You can’t scan the headlines without coming across an article or advertisement about sustainability, but there is precious little information about how supply chain planning software supports green initiatives. Here are just a few of the sustainability benefits.

A New Perspective on Dedicated Transportation

Talking Logistics

Dedicated transportation is getting a lot of attention these days from both shippers and 3PLs. And companies have traditionally viewed dedicated as “an exception” or a “special case” – that is, separate from the rest of their transportation operations. Tweet The post A New Perspective on Dedicated Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Making Transportation Collaboration Work

Talking Logistics

Today, however, more and more companies are revisiting collaboration with renewed interest and motivation, especially in truckload transportation, where regulations like hours-of-service and other factors are constraining capacity. How do you make transportation collaboration work? The post Making Transportation Collaboration Work appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

Cerasis

Transportation Management Challenges in E-Commerce Although e-commerce represents an excellent opportunity for shippers, it results in the creation of additional challenges in managing freight spend and moving products. Benchmark existing freight spend and use of transportation modes.

Creating a Sustainable Earth Through Sustainable Manufacturing

Cerasis

In the decades that have followed, the emphasis on adopting eco-friendly practices, implementing sustainability measures, and protecting the environment has continued to grow, gaining traction across diverse industries , sectors, and settings — including the manufacturing world. In fact, many industries are now adopting sustainable manufacturing practices in response to this increased focus on sustainability and environmental stewardship.

So, what does sustainability in retail actually look like?

DELMIA Quintiq

First, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the word ‘sustainability’, as it has become such a prominent buzzword in today’s world. Sustainability means different things to different people, companies and industries. Some companies, like Starbucks and Walmart , view sustainability as a responsibility and, consequently, the discussion around sustainability is framed in a ‘should’ manner. The post So, what does sustainability in retail actually look like?

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.

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.

Pharma Companies Sharing Supplier Data for Global Sustainability Program

Material Handling and Logistics

Industries are increasingly deciding to collaborate with peers -- instead of competing -- when it comes to critical issues like sustainability. To that end on January 10 three leading health and pharmaceutical companies -- GlaxoSmithKline, Teva, Takeda – and EcoVadis, a provider of sustainability risk ratings, announced the launch of the Responsible Health Initiative. .

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.

Carbon Emissions and Sustainability in Transportation

EnVista

Beyond corporate responsibility, Fink and others are recognizing that sustainable corporate policies and profitability are not mutually exclusive. TransportationHow Shipping Companies Can Reduce Carbon Emissions.

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains

Cerasis

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. The transportation of goods is one of the greatest contributors to worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Cities throughout the world have begun to implement IoT tech systems in order to run civic infrastructure components more sustainably as well.

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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Multimodal 2020: Sustainability in supply chains takes centre stage

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Sustainability issues within global supply chains will take centre stage at Multimodal 2020, the UK, Ireland, and Northern European freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event, which is set to take place for the 13th year running at the NEC in June

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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Roadblocks to Sustainable Logistics in India’s Auto Industry

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Strategy Sustainability Transportation Uncategorized auto industry supply chains car manufacturing in India Malaysia Institute Supply Chain Innovation sustainable supply chainsDriven by increases in both domestic demand and technological sophistication, India has become a major manufacturing hub for autos. But the industry still faces many complex logistics challenges.

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