Green logistics is the process of minimizing damage to the environment due to the logistics operations of an organization. Logistics includes transportation and resource intensive processes such as procurement, inventory management, warehousing, order fulfillment and distribution. It also includes processes such as reverse logistics and disposal logistics that concern reuse, recycling and waste disposal. The following are common examples of green logistics.
TransportMinimizing the emissions and energy consumption of transportation. For example, a telecom company that moves to electric vehicles for field service.Reuse such as a process of reusing durable packaging in your supply chain.Reducing waste to improve operational efficiency. For example, an ecommerce company that fits each order into a reasonable size of box without wasted space.
Designing things to be easier to transport. For example, furniture that requires minor assembly but fits into an efficient standard size box.
ProximityReducing transport by doing things closer to the customer. For example, local sourcing of parts.
SourcingSourcing from environmental responsible partners and implementing controls and audits to continually validate their environmental practices.
Reselling, refurbishing, remanufacturing, reusing and recycling items that are returned by the customer.
Returns AvoidancePreventing returns with techniques such as digital tools to make sure clothing fits the customer before shipping it.Working to improve quality of life in the communities where you operate. For example, improving the safety of transport.
The principle that business processes don't release anything into the environment that couldn't be safely consumed by an organism. For example, a hydrogen powered vehicle that emits water as a waste product. Related to the idea of a circular economy.
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