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.
July 26, 2010
The Port of Los Angeles began the final phase of its 13-year, $370 million Main Channel Deepening Project (MCDP) late last week.
July 19, 2010
As a follow-up to a sustainability push launched last October, UPS recently announced it is expanding its Carbon Neutral shipping program to 35 countries and territories throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
July 12, 2010
Get a new lease on lighting, lower your utility bills and polish your green bona-fides. Crescent/Stonco, a provider of industrial lighting solutions, is tapping into that convergence with something the company calls the Stonco Warehouse Energy Program.
June 29, 2010
BSR’new report, “Unlocking Energy Efficiency in China: A Guide to Partnering with Suppliers,” provides an outline for how leading companies can overcome these obstacles and launch supply chain energy-efficiency programs in China.
June 22, 2010
As the economy recovers, shippers should expect fuel prices and LTL rates to rise due to global oil market supply constriction. Two experts take a closer look at where oil exports stand and how shippers need to prepare for pricing instability.
June 2, 2010
Some of the best new ideas in automated materials handling are the result of better motors, drives and controls. Here’s what you need to know.
May 19, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C.Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) introduced their long-awaited legislation, which, they said, will change the nations energy policy from a national weakness into a national strength. Entitled, The American Power Act, the bill vows to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 17 percentcompared to 2005 levelsby 2020 and 83 percent by 2050, matching am objective put forth by the White House last year.
May 11, 2010
The Power Moller is used in motor driven roller (MDR) conveyors around the world. How did it come about?
May 11, 2010
Two keynote presenters considered the similarities between business sustainability in the profit and not for profit sectors as well as the role materials handling can play in ushering in a greener business.
April 1, 2010
Pregis, a supplier of protective packaging solutions, has acquired IntelliPack