Supply Chain Sustainability Gathers Steam

Logistics Viewpoints

The global supply chain is routinely beset by challenges, both large and small, but the past couple of years have delivered a string of significant logistics disruptions that have threatened to upend the tightly choreographed dance of global freight transportation.

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


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.


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Pandemic hasn’t quenched zeal for supply chain sustainability, report says

The Supply Chain Journal

Capacity constraints, increased demand for home deliveries and safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic led experts to believe that sustainability efforts would fall by the wayside. We see the increased requirements from customers, from employees, from governments to act sustainably.

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.

Sustainability Certifications for SMEs: The Best Programmes


Sustainability is in high demand, but who determines what makes a product sustainable, how it is sustainability measured and what do sustainability certifications and labels mean? Key principles of a sustainability standard. Sustainability certifications in the UK.

FreightWaves LIVE recap: Sustainability shapes shipper strategies

The Supply Chain Journal

FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: How sustainability initiatives are driving shipper strategies. DETAILS: Jim Nicholson and FreightWaves’ Zach Strickland discuss how shippers have modified their strategies over the past year with an increasing focus on sustainability and improving compliance.

J.B. Hunt’s sustainability report finds rising emissions, lower carbon intensity

The Supply Chain Journal

Hunt Transport Services Inc.’s s ( NASDAQ: JBHT ) first sustainability report for subsidiary J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. The report highlights the company’s social and environmental sustainability progress in 2020. “We Similar to many sustainability reports, J.B.

How Can a Transportation Management System (TMS) Promote Sustainability?

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

Encouragingly, the report found that nearly half of all companies surveyed now have sustainability goals in place. Here are a few key ways that a TMS can support sustainability goals in your supply chain.

Mars, AB InBev, and the Art of Supply Chain Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain sustainability and the concept of “going green” continues to drive a lot of operational initiatives and innovations as companies and countries look at their overall carbon footprint and look for ways to be more environmentally friendly. UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Driving Sustainability in the Age of Supply Chain Disruption

Logistics Viewpoints

Combined with the heightened concerns regarding climate change and associated sustainability impacts, all businesses should consider and assess these changes using the lens of environmental sustainability. All of these come together in some way with autonomous transportation options.

3 Initiatives Driving Sustainable Transportation and Logistics Management


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.

5 Ways We’re Helping Our European Customers Surpass Their Sustainability Targets

CH Robinson Logistics

Sustainability will increasingly be at the heart of our customers’ operations, and our customers’ customers for that matter. Robinson is “can logistics and supply chains be truly sustainable?”. Intermodal transportation. Read more through our 2020 sustainability report.

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

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.

C.H. Robinson Releases 2020 Sustainability Report

CH Robinson Logistics

Today I am excited to announce the release of our 2020 Sustainability Report , which highlights the work we are doing on the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics that are most critical to our business and to our stakeholders. When we think about sustainability at C.H.

Spiking consumer demand for sustainability makes visibility-tech a must

The Supply Chain Journal

To truly understand technology’s role in helping shippers and carriers meet consumer demand for sustainable products, while still pursuing profitability, FreightWaves spoke with Chief Product Officer Elizabeth Elkins at PowerFleet, a leading provider of freight technology.

Chainalytics Wins Award for Delivering Sustainability-Minded Freight Procurement Strategy


The award recognizes the company’s innovative transportation procurement work for one of the world’s leading coffee manufacturers and retailers.

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics


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.

How Can a Transportation Management System (TMS) Promote Sustainability?

IT Supply Chain

The post How Can a Transportation Management System (TMS) Promote Sustainability? By Martin Verwijmeren (pictured). CEO & Co-Founder of MPO. appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Sustainable Manufacturing: The ultimate guide for SMEs


Sustainable manufacturing is at the forefront of good manufacturers’ plans. This article will take a look at what is sustainable manufacturing, some examples across various industries, and how SMEs can plan for sustainable manufacturing. What is sustainable manufacturing?

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


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?

Successful Bulk Food Transport with Chris Fish

The Logistics of Logistics

Successful Bulk Food Transport with Chris Fish. Chris Fish and Joe Lynch discuss bulk food transport. Chris Fish was appointed Senior Vice President of Dedicated Contract Transportation in 2017. About Ruan Transportation. Key Takeaways: Successful Bulk Food Transport.

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Successful Bulk Food Transport with Chris Fish

The Logistics of Logistics

Successful Bulk Food Transport with Chris Fish. Chris Fish and Joe Lynch discuss bulk food transport. Chris Fish was appointed Senior Vice President of Dedicated Contract Transportation in 2017. About Ruan Transportation. Key Takeaways: Successful Bulk Food Transport.

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Searching for Sustainability: Balancing Economics and Environmental Objectives in Logistics

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

A new study by the Center for Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains (CSLS) at Kühne Logistics University, in cooperation with the European Freight & Logistics Leaders’ Forum, clearly shows that environmental and economic objectives are not in conflict and often well aligned.

How a 3PL Empowers Shippers With LTL Transportation Stability


No carrier or mode has been excluded from the increased demand of e-commerce and a customer base that’s anxious for a return to normalcy, including the LTL transportation sector. How Can a 3PL Help Shippers Manage LTL Transportation Proactively.

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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

5 Alternative Fuels that Will Reenergize the Transportation Industry


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

Why a green company culture is the key to corporate sustainability

The Supply Chain Journal

Whether you’re a large or small business, embarking on the quest for sustainability might feel overwhelming if your operations have been less than planet-friendly in the past. Laying a foundation of sustainability in your work culture. Set corporate sustainability goals.

DHL: ‘Sustainable e-commerce is not any oxymoron’

The Supply Chain Journal

Skyrocketing demands for e-commerce have supply chains scrambling to adapt and transition to more sustainable operations. I think what’s first and foremost is we recognize at our highest levels that transportation and logistics have a big impact on the environment,” Hewitt said.

Montreal-based ENERGY Transportation Group opens Chattanooga office

The Supply Chain Journal

On Tuesday , ENERGY Transportation Group, an asset-based third-party logistics firm headquartered in Montreal, announced the opening of its brokerage division in Chattanooga, Tennessee, furthering its penetration into the North American transportation ecosystem.

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend


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.

Sustainability Insights with Berry Global for Earth Day 2021


As we celebrate Earth Day (which turned 50 last year), the topic of sustainability becomes prevalent. There is a lot of terminology that falls under the category of sustainable, and some of it can be vague or confusing. Berry Global and Their Commitment to Sustainability.

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

The Shift Towards Personalized & Sustainable Packaging


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.

An Efficient Supply Chain is by Nature a More Sustainable One

CH Robinson Logistics

They’re turning to us for help with an even more challenging sustainability goal: reducing greenhouse gases across their supply chains. With nearly 200,000 customers and contract carriers worldwide, we stand to make a significant impact on sustainability across the industry. It’s C.H.