Green & Sustainable Supply Chain

We need to recognize that moving towards a physical supply chain designed to reduce emissions requires more than a software tool. Companies will need to commit to a long term strategic plan and change as science evolves.

Transportation: the network tools we use can produce improved efficiencies including emphasizing local sourcing, footprint reduction, risk management, enhanced service levels, and transportation mode shifts throughout the supply chain. Inbound and outbound transportation and distribution networks can be designed to minimize carbon emissions with trade-offs between sourcing, transportation modes, and inventory policy.

Parts, supplies and finished goods travel long distances often very inefficiently. Through analysis and change we can help you identify substantial savings from more efficient transport which translates into lower fuel costs and logistics operating costs.

Distribution Center Design: new construction using energy saving features as well as upgrades to existing buildings can save operators significant money and yield great environmental benefits in the process. Readily available state-of-the-art equipment can yield greater energy and water efficiency, resource conservation, and lower operating costs. Our engineers can provide real value in making sure the best methods are utilized.

Reductions as high as 40 percent less energy and 50 percent less water are achievable when compared to building code minimums. Warehouse roofs can be designed to reduce solar heat gain within the building which reduces internal summer heat gain resulting in increased worker comfort and productivity. Ventilation systems can be enhanced with roof fans that reduce the HVAC equipment loads during the cooling season reducing electricity expense. Computer equipment can be selected for highest efficiency ratings and computer rooms can be cooled with dedicated efficient cooling systems.

Further electricity efficiency can be gained by the use of energy efficient lighting systems in the offices and warehouse. Office lighting can be controlled by sensors based upon occupancy warehouse aisle lighting can be controlled by an integral occupancy sensor so that off-hours use is automatic and only on when required.

Water savings can be achieved by using water-conserving toilets, waterless urinals, half-gallon per-minute aerators on all faucets and lavatories, and low-flow shower heads.

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