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Hybrid Electric Delivery Trucks Extend UPS Fleet Range, Improve Fuel Economy

Hybrid Electric Delivery Trucks Extend UPS Fleet Range, Improve Fuel Economy

UPS has updated 125 hybrid electric delivery trucks to extend their range and improve fuel economy as part of the company’s commitment to log 1 billion miles with alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles by the end of 2017.

How UPS, DHL Drive Emissions Cuts, Efficiency Improvements in Transportation and Logistics

How UPS, DHL Drive Emissions Cuts, Efficiency Improvements in Transportation and Logistics

Transportation is a major source of carbon pollution, accounting for about 24 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide in 2015. This means that for the US and other nations to meet their commitments under the Paris climate agreement, transportation emissions must be reduced. Looking specifically at road transportation emissions, analysis … Read more »

Heineken USA Reduces Carbon Emissions with BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group

Heineken USA Reduces Carbon Emissions with BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group

Heineken works with different industries to improve the environmental performance of marine container transport through BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group. The group helps ocean freight carriers track and benchmark their performance. Heineken USA has reduced its carbon emissions associated with distribution by 3.7 percent since 2011.

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Radical Rethink: The Birth of Circular Manufacturing

Capitalizing on the significant new business opportunities offered by circular economics can be best realized by developing three key approaches: shifting from asset owning models to service based ones, utilizing the Internet of Things technology to track products and materials and developing strong take back systems. Circular economics is fast … Read more »

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Is 3D Printing the Future of Sustainable Manufacturing?

3D printing increases efficiency and reduces waste, making it a valuable tool in efforts to make manufacturing more sustainable. Its applications range from medical devices to aerospace — and possibly even drinking water. Earlier this month General Electric announced a project with the Department of Energy that uses 3D printed … Read more »

SmartWay Award Winners

EPA Freight Industry Award Winners Revealed

The EPA has announced the 2015 winners of the SmartWay Excellence Awards for retailers, manufacturers and logistics companies. The awards honors the top performing SmartWay partner companies that demonstrate how businesses can shrink their carbon footprints and contribute to healthier air all while saving on fuel costs as they move … Read more »

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How Chemical Companies Can Use Logistics to Gain a Competitive Edge

Chemical companies could significantly increase their competitive advantage if they leverage logistics as a strategic management tool, according to new research commissioned by DHL. The worldwide chemical industry generates more than 700 million tons of freight annually. Chemical company supply chains are challenged by the variety of products, highly specialized … Read more »

Incorporating Environmental Sustainability into Supply Chain, Logistics Business

Incorporating Environmental Sustainability into Supply Chain, Logistics Business

Roger Ballentine, former senior White House environmental advisor and founder of consulting firm Green Strategies, discusses how logistics and supply chain company CHEP incorporates sustainability into its everyday business model.

Accenture Acquires Total Logistics, Strengthens Retail Supply Chain Capabilities

Accenture has acquired Total Logistics, a logistics and supply chain consultancy based in Wokingham, UK. Accenture says the acquisition will strengthen its supply chain capabilities. Total Logistics’ capabilities will become part of Accenture Consulting. Initially, Accenture will leverage Total Logistics’ supply chain and logistics strengths to support clients in the … Read more »

Paragon Customers Reduce CO2 by 900,000 Pounds

Paragon Software Systems has helped its customers reduce CO2 by 900,000 pounds, cut 150,000 miles/week on deliveries and save 143,000 gallons of gas, earning the vehicle routing and scheduling optimization software provider a Top Green Provider Award from Food Logistics magazine for the third consecutive year. The award offers logistics … Read more »