One of the benefits of a closed loop supply chain is money saved through reuse

What Are the Benefits of a Closed Loop Supply Chain?

Sustainability and environmentalism have transformed from topics at the fringes of society to mainstream concerns that affect consumers’ daily lives and purchasing decisions. Recyclable packaging and environmentally friendly certifications are found on many products. More and more customers look for these marks when shopping for food and packaged goods. However, there’s a clear consensus that…

warehouse loading dock safety

4 Warehouse Loading Dock Safety Tips

About one-quarter of all warehouse injuries happen in loading docks. For managers who want to reduce injuries in their facilities, warehouse loading dock safety should be a priority. It’s not hard to understand why accidents occur so frequently in loading docks; these spaces are extremely busy, with people and machinery working quickly and in close…

Why Are Freight Rates Dropping in 2019?

Why Are Freight Rates Dropping in 2019?

The years 2017 and 2018 were incredibly profitable for transportation companies, but the increasing transportation rates that made these years so profitable for carriers also tightened profit margins for manufacturers. Many increased product prices to cover the high cost of freight rates. The boom showed no sign of stopping at the end of 2018. In…

The circular economy and packaging are inextricably linked

The Circular Economy and Packaging: How Reusable Shipping Materials Can Close the Loop

Circular economies have always been with us. The world’s natural systems are constantly recycling minerals, nutrients, and energy. Early human civilizations developed with the help of these natural cycles. What has been changing since the industrial revolution is that the global economy has vastly outstripped the pace at which these natural systems can work. The…