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.

UN climate meeting does not deliver on a new push to reduce global emissions

Posted 12/01 · 08:16 AM · LM Editorial
As world leaders gathered in Cancun, Mexico this week to discuss ways to come up with a uniform approach to temper climate change, various signs pointed to the United Nations-hosted meeting being rife with challenges. That turned out to be the case, with various media reports indicating that an accord was not reached.

Sealed Air’s paper materials certified as responsible

Posted 11/30 · 07:40 PM · MMH Editorial
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain of custody certification ensures the certified raw wood is accounted for throughout the supply chain.

Back to Basics: Managing The Basic Supply Chain Functions

Posted 11/24 · 03:37 PM · SCMR Editorial
“Back to Basics” is a look into how excellence in the core logistics and supply chain activities leads to overall business success. The articles in this seven-part series are written by educators from the University of Tennessee, one of the foremost schools in supply chain education - This is a 'must-read' for all supply chain and logistics professionals.

U.S. Commerce reports rise in consumer spending

Posted 11/24 · 10:26 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis today released data on personal income and outlays for October 2010 which should make an impact on supply chain
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Diesel prices remain above $3 per gallon mark despite sequential decline

Posted 11/23 · 07:39 AM · LM Editorial
While the price per gallon of diesel fuel remains above the $3 mark there has been a fair amount of fluctuation in recent weeks, according to data from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Ports of LA/Long Beach update Clean Air Action plan

Posted 11/22 · 10:34 PM · LM Editorial
In a unique regional act of cooperation, harbor commissioners from Los Angeles and Long Beach came together for a special joint session yesterday, approving a new version of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan
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Distribution doing good at Boston Food Bank

Posted 11/22 · 09:08 PM · MMH Editorial
In its new 117,000 square foot distribution center, The Greater Boston Food Bank is applying materials and information handling best practices to feed more than 83,000 people from underserved communities each week.

The opportunity of the green supply chain

Posted 11/19 · 04:47 AM · MMH Editorial
We're schizophrenic on green, and that's an opportunity for our industry

National intermodal policy must drive rail plan, say educators

Posted 11/17 · 08:50 AM · SCMR Editorial
In its comments on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “National Rail Plan,” prominent supply chain educators have taken issue with several objectives

UPS, IDC survey looks cites cost concerns as biggest supply chain factor

Posted 11/12 · 01:25 PM · MMH Editorial
Manufacturing respondents say meeting customer expectations is their biggest business concern regarding reverse logistics.

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