The environmental impact of wooden pallets is negative overall.

The Environmental Impact of Wooden Pallets: How Wood Pallets Affect Our Ecosystem

Wood pallet use is sometimes spoken of as though it is a massive contributor to deforestation, but that’s not quite accurate. Wood pallets do require the harvest of natural resources, but many wood pallet manufacturers are seeking to make their practices more sustainable. Companies still using wood pallets in their supply chain and looking to…

Green warehouse design can save you money in the long-term.

Green Warehouse Design: How Sustainability Can Increase Efficiency and ROI

Lately, most supply chain managers have probably recognized a greater public interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards for big businesses. ESG standards seek to make the world better—while also improving a company’s bottom line. Being a sustainability leader does not have to hurt profits. In fact, it can even improve a business’s profitability…

Sustainable warehouse management can lower total business costs.

Practical Tips for Sustainable Warehouse Management

Sustainable warehouse management doesn’t have to involve massive, expensive initiatives. Major overhauls like switching entirely to solar power or buying an electric fleet of trucks, for example, aren’t practical for improving the sustainability of a facility on a budget. The best options are simple ideas that make a positive difference almost immediately.  That’s not to…

Plastic is a great eco-friendly pallet choices

Eco-Friendly Pallets: How to Find a Shipping Pallet That Won’t End Up in the Landfill

Eco-friendly pallets are increasingly attracting interest for their ability to reduce a company’s impact on the environment. Limiting carbon emissions and other harmful effects on the environment isn’t just an ethical concern, it can also impact a company’s bottom line. The right eco-friendly pallets support circular business models that allow companies to eliminate waste and…

Making freight more sustainable is possible with technology.

How Making Freight More Sustainable Can Reduce the Cost of Transportation

Transportation is the single biggest contributor to carbon emissions and accounts for 28 percent of all energy consumption in the U.S. The most obvious solutions for making freight more sustainable seem simple on their face: reduce load weight and improve route efficiency. Making these changes also lowers the cost of transportation, so that when supply…

Green purchasing within supply chain management is critical for businesses looking to go green.

Green Purchasing within Supply Chain Management: Finding and Choosing Green Vendors

Green purchasing within supply chain management has become a top priority for many businesses and affects which vendors a business chooses as partners. Today, being a green company means working only–or primarily–with companies who also follow eco-friendly guidelines. Yet it can be difficult to thoroughly vet a third party’s green practices. We’ll talk about some…