Latest news and insight on how logistics, transportation, port, and supply chain organizations are implementing sustainable practices in an effort to become better stewards of the environment.

Wax coating usage drops below 3% of total corrugated industry annual shipments

Posted 11/19 · 08:21 AM · MMH Editorial
A new study shows the corrugated industry continues to dramatically decrease its use of wax coatings.

How Superior Sales Samples Unlock Supply Chain Gains

Posted 11/17 · 09:14 AM · SCMR Editorial
The process for creating product sales samples can be something of an afterthought in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. Yet improving this specialized supply chain can streamline new product introductions; a significant competitive advantage given the sheer number of product launches in the industry.

Viewpoint: Fair Trade and Human Rights in the End-to-End Supply Chain

Posted 11/01 · 02:42 PM · SCMR Editorial
Doing well by doing good has never been more important. Consumers and businesses alike seek to do business with ethical, environmentally sustainable, and socially-responsible partners. At the same time, the proliferation of labels and certifications means that doing the right thing has never been more complicated. That is the viewpoint of Andrew Pederson, who asks us to reconsider conventional thinking toward sourcing labels. It is also the view of Andreas Wieland and Robert Handfield who describe a new approach to…

Ocean cargo shipping becomes “greener” still

Posted 10/02 · 03:53 PM · LM Editorial
Average carbon-dioxide emissions for global ocean container transport have declined year on year, and by nearly 8 percent between 2012 and 2013.

Ranpak sold to private equity firm Rhone Capital

Posted 10/02 · 07:12 AM · MMH Editorial
Ranpak was founded with the goal to create the first environmentally responsible packaging material to effectively cushion and protect products during shipment.

More than half of U.S. companies to increase energy efficiency investment in 2015

Posted 09/25 · 08:40 AM · MMH Editorial
Schneider Electric survey reveals acceleration in efficiency funding amid convergence of information technology and operational technologies.

Change the Incentives, Engage the Whole Organization: A Q&A with Andrew Winston

Posted 09/18 · 06:36 PM · SCMR Editorial
In a fundamentally changed world, your approach to strategy, and your supply chain, must also change. Andrew Winston, author of The Big Pivot, discusses how business can profit from this fundamental change.

Orbis Corporation receives approval on new fire-retardant pallet material

Posted 09/10 · 03:57 PM · MMH Editorial
Halogen- and bromine-free material an industry first.

China is Testing Ground for Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Posted 09/01 · 02:00 PM · SCMR Editorial
Companies must demonstrate their commitment to long-term engagement on climate sustainability with suppliers.

NITL Ocean Cargo Chairman Shares Views on Current Supply Chain Issues

Posted 08/19 · 11:18 AM · SCMR Editorial
Don Pisano, ocean cargo chairman for the National Industrial Transportation League and vice president in charge of imports for the American Coffee Corporation, says shipper-carrier "collaboration" is the key.

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