Here are easy ways your retail company can move products more efficiently and economically.
To many people, the terms “supply chain” and “carbon footprint” seem virtually synonymous. After all, the movement of raw materials and products makes significant transportation demands, and transportation’s energy requirements often are more apparent than most.
However, that doesn’t mean your retail company can afford to pass the buck on the responsibility to “green” its warehousing, transportation and other logistics functions – or that finding ways to make your supply chain more sustainable will be especially hard. With that in mind, here are several quick suggestions that could help your retail company ensure that greener times are “in store” for its logistics this year and in the coming year.
Minimize idling time by using an advanced scheduling software program that can estimate closely when docks will be available.
Re-examine Your Modal Selection
Regarding sustainability, all transportation modes are not created equal. For example, according to the Network for Transport and the Environment, air shipments emit approximately 35 times more
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Retail Merchandiser - January/February 2012