Supply chain logistics presents a unique opportunity to make cost improvements and environmental progress.
During EDF’s 25-year history of working hand-in-hand with companies, we have consistently found that a metrics-based, data-driven approach will lead to the most long-lasting and impactful outcomes. This is especially true for supply chain sustainability.
Through our research, case studies, and partnerships with companies, we have identified cost-effective strategies that decrease energy expenditure and carbon emissions from the movement of goods.
Supply chain managers are the key drivers in implementing these changes. Their decisions on where products are made and stored, how they are designed and packaged, and how much time is allotted for transit have a tremendous impact on freight efficiency.
Like all other aspects of business, with sustainability, performance matters most. We encourage companies to treat sustainability as a core value, not a box to check. Sustainability should be integrated into all performance metrics.
The key to success is knowing where you want to go and how to objectively track your progress. Companies should set an achievable, yet aggressive goal, and periodically track their progress towards that goal. When making the case for sustainability to upper management, the solid, objective data they have collected will act as a powerful and persuasive tool.
Get started now. Our tools and literature can help you implement realistic and cost-saving energy efficiency measures throughout logistics networks.
Read how Ocean Spray cut costs and emissions by making simple and inexpensive changes to its logistics practices.
Questions? Contact Jason Mathers, EDF senior manager of supply chain logistics, to get started greening your freight today.