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7 Steps to Greening Your Supply Chain

Sustainability is a common theme in business these days, yet many companies have little real understanding of the sustainability impacts of their supply chain. Being green is more than simply reducing waste, energy and water consumption or lessening your environmental impact when producing a specific item of inventory stock. The concept of a sustai ... Read More

  August 16, 2018     

Taking a Step Towards a Sustainable Supply Chain

Consumers worldwide are expected to increase by 1.8 billion by 2025, representing a significant increase in opportunity and potential revenue to manufacturers and distributors. Additionally, the spending power of consumers is expected to increase even more than this as global incomes increase as well as the proportion households spend on consumable ... Read More

  August 14, 2018     

Not If, But When: How to Green Your Supply Chain and Stay Competitive

The world demands sustainability. Shareholders, customers, lobby groups, and not-for-profits want companies to be more sustainable. While the mantra is simple, giving real effect to that philosophy can be more complex. MBA programs continue to teach historic practices maximising return on capital being the centrepiece of commerce. But most successf ... Read More

  August 10, 2018     

The Significance of Sustainable Supply Chains

Historically, supply chains have not been known for their sustainability. Supply chains can cause severe amounts of greenhouse gas emissions and use water where resources are scarce. As our environment is changing and resources are dwindling, there needs to be a widespread effort to make businesses accountable for their supply chain. Moving towards ... Read More

  June 8, 2018     

Sustainability Improvements for Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is changing and new trends are shifting the way manufacturing companies operate their facilities. In addition, manufacturing companies are looking to become more sustainable in their operations. There are a variety of ways that the inventory manufacturing industry can welcome sustainability, for example looking at their p ... Read More

  June 8, 2018     

The Five R’s of Sustainable Manufacturing

Sustainability is possibly one of the most critical challenges of the 21st century. The concept of sustainability has in the past, only been associated with the environment and impacts on natural resources. The real value of sustainability is in the management of a combination of economic, environmental, social, cultural, human and knowledge capita ... Read More

  May 12, 2018     

Why A Sustainable Supply Chain Matters

As the provider of a product, manufacturers rely on a close relationship with their suppliers. It probably won’t come as a surprise that manufacturing plays a major role in the impact on the environment, whether it’s through transport, equipment running and maintenance, assembly lines, or farming practices. As these sustainability issues come t ... Read More

  April 24, 2018     

Inventory Management Software Leading Sustainability in the Food Industry

Sustainable development has been defined by the United Nations as development that meets “the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (United Nations, 1987). Therefore, a sustainable food chain implies that the entire food chain must be both competitive and resilient if it is to ensur ... Read More

  March 17, 2018     

Inventory Management Minimises Waste in the Coffee Industry

Coffee is a multibillion dollar industry and continues to grow, in fact it is the world’s second most tradable commodity after oil. With consumer’s purchasing power it is making the industry more ethical in terms of fair trade coffee and country of origin. However few people realise how much the coffee industry impacts on the […] ... Read More

  March 16, 2018     

Greening Your Food Manufacturing Supply Chain

In 2018, consumers in the food and beverage market are more conscientious and demanding than ever. Environmental certification, local produce and waste reduction are all major themes in food and beverage marketers’ toolkits. Of course, to market your products as a ‘green’ option, your business has to make its environmental impact a key consid ... Read More

  March 6, 2018     

The Environmental Footprint of the Coffee Bean

Coffee is our dearest friend and as it turns out, our second-largest environmentally-damaging foe. The number of coffee drinkers are growing globally, however this tradition does not exist without extremely adverse environmental impacts. And perhaps these impacts are largely unknown by the membership or perhaps the liquid gold outshines any possibl ... Read More

  February 10, 2018     

Sustainable Challenges of Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management impacts business and the economy, the global population and the environment. Supply chain management is a logistical and operational exercise that faces many challenges along the way. Not only is executing this process difficult, trying to do it in a sustainable manner is even more of a challenge. The Food Journey Let’s [& ... Read More

  January 20, 2018     

8 Eco-Friendly Packaging Alternatives for Your Shipping Needs

Today, we welcome our guest poster, Cory Levins, who serves as the Director of Business Development for Air Sea Containers. Cory oversees the development and implementation of ASC’s internal and external marketing program, driving revenue and profits from the Miami FL headquarters. Before joining Air Sea Containers, Cory Levins was the Director o ... Read More

  January 16, 2018