Incorporating sustainability initiatives into warehouse and distribution center (DC) design is proving to be a win-win proposition. It mitigates harmful effects to the environment, encourages worker safety and comfort, while winning the respect of your customers and community. But from a more critical business perspective, it also lowers operating costs, ultimately improving a company’s financial performance.
October 24, 2016
UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter, and with the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.
July 11, 2013
Balance production and packaging capacity across the network,optimize safety stock levels to reduce wastage, and analyze scenarios to ensure sustainability in the face of natural disaster.
April 17, 2013
Sales of the Volvo I-Shift reached record levels in 2012, with nearly one of every two Volvo trucks built in North America featuring the Volvo I-Shift. Göran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing, made the announcement during the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show.
March 22, 2013
Since their debut 20 years ago, Pearl Jam has evolved from an alternative rock band to a full-scale business. They recently partnered with UPS to devise a transportation strategy and offset the impact of their PJ20 Anniversary Destination Weekend.
October 18, 2017
While Apple featured as the second most responsible company, Samsung and Amazon faced heavy criticism from the report with the authors going so far as to say Amazon is “one of the least transparent companies in the world in terms of its environmental performance.”
May 24, 2017
Any organization that is focused on sustainability in its supply chain knows that protecting the workforce is a key pillar of that practice, injuries and deaths are already tragic on their own, but they can also have a lasting impact on business.
May 10, 2017
FedEx recently released the Deliver It Forward 2017 Global Citizenship Report, showcasing how the company connects people, businesses and communities in ways that advance social and economic progress and environmental sustainability.
April 27, 2017
Yusen Logistics retrofits warehouse with LED lights, to help reduce energy consumption by one million kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year.
November 19, 2017
Despite there being no official pricing information available to date, Walmart, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, retailer Meijer Inc, and Canadian grocery giant Loblaws have all placed orders for Tesla’s new heavy-duty all electric transport semi-trucks.
December 2, 2016
With manufacturers still trying to figure out how to give electric cars a range of more than 250 miles, Nikola Motor Company, referred to as "the Tesla of trucks," has just revealed its hydrogen-electric semi-truck which they are claiming has a total operating range of up to 1,200 miles.
November 15, 2013
Our warehouse/DC engineer examines how you can transform your traditional warehouse environment and implement sustainable strategies that benefit your business, your customers, and your planet.
June 19, 2013
One year after the launch of BSR’s Center for Sustainable Procurement (CSP), our first research paper captures four main insights from projects with AT&T, Best Buy, and Dell that covered a range of product complexities and supplier relationships.
February 26, 2018
PMMI Foundation awards Future Leaders in Packaging Scholarship to Rochester Institute of Technology.
February 21, 2018
Companies are struggling to take efficient action across their supply chains, while facing increased demands from stakeholders.
February 14, 2018
Corrugated box can and should be thought of as one of the key technologies for e-commerce-era fulfillment.
February 7, 2018
Deploying hydrogen fuel cells can offer a cleaner, safer workplace and significant productivity and financial advantages over other electric lift truck options.
February 6, 2018
Speakers of note include chair of IPANA (Industrial Packaging Alliance of North America), president of ISTA (International Safe Transit Association) and president and CEO of RPA (Reusable Packaging Association).
December 20, 2017
Subsidiary ORBIS helped environmental goals by investing in technologies to improve the environmental impact of its operations.
December 14, 2017
Nearly 1,300 readers voted in 13 categories for the best innovations in materials handling equipment.
December 13, 2017
The global branded apparel company, VF Corporation, embraces the complexity created by customer demand for unique styles as a competitive differentiator and focuses on talent management initiatives to leverage that complexity and manage risk in its supply chain.
December 13, 2017
While many packaging materials are not industrial compostable, this new, green packaging material washes down the drain. Sustainable packaging, Organic Packaging materials, Green Packaging