M.I.T. and EDF teamed up to see how Caterpillar, the world’s largest manufacturer of mining and construction equipment, cut carbon emissions and costs by switching to lighter weight containers and consolidating inbound shipments of truck parts to its assembly facility.
This case study is part of a series featuring leading companies in a variety of industries that are finding opportunities to reduce carbon emissions and cut transportation costs through improved logistics practices. Environmental Defense Fund sponsored this series to highlight opportunities and to call on companies to improve the carbon-efficiency of logistics networks. The analysis for this series was conducted by researchers with the Center for Transportation and Logistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.