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Making Your Supply Chain More Green

Date: Mon, Jun 20th, 2016 12:00:00 am

Building sustainability into your supply chain is far easier and less expensive than you imagined. In fact, there are a number of ways to make operations more environmentally-friendly and you don't have to worry about the solutions taking their time to earn you a return on your investment. You can run a successful business and protect the environment, too!

Here's how to make your supply chain green and profitable:

  • Re-evaluate your shipping costs. How much waste are you generating with your chosen shipping materials? Are items arriving to their destinations unscathed as a result of all the extra air you have in packaging? By answering these questions, you allow room for improvement where the area of shipping is concerned. By making shipments transportation ready and sound for the environment, you save money on shipping costs incurred by labor and fuel. You also reduce the amount of packaging that is thrown away and the amount of CO2s that are emitted from excess fuel consumption.
  • Think outside the box. One of the easiest ways to make your supply chain green is by sharing space with other companies. When transporting smaller loads of products to their destinations, why not give up some of the truck for a fee? You'll be saving the environment and reducing your costs, too.
  • Reduce expiring products through a concentrated effort. By restructuring the supply chain from within, you're able to focus efforts on growth, reduce the amount of excess and expiring product, and protect the environment. This type of demand planning approach simplifies the returns process making it easier to get product to members of the supply chain that want or need extra quantities of it.

Making your supply chain green helps sustain your business and protects the environment. If lowering costs interests you, you're able save money and the planet without cutting corners or sacrificing how product arrives to its destination by applying the aforementioned tactics. You have nothing to lose by trying the suggestions out and everything to gain by protecting the environment and your business from the things that threaten to damage them both.

Contact Kuecker Logistics Group at (816) 348-3100 for help with supply chain logistics!