Collaborative Logistics: Creative Solution for a Difficult Market?

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Re: The cost savings look attractive; CO2 savings as well
rssrinivasan   2/26/2015 6:13:37 PM

Thanks for the post. Collaborative logistics is equally, if not more, important for reverse logistics, where the pressure on cost management is higher. I wonder if you have come across collaborative logistics practices in reverse logistics.

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Re: The cost savings look attractive; CO2 savings as well
JGilbert   2/1/2015 2:44:50 PM

Thank you for bringing that up, Pam.  The CO2 impacts of these initiatives are definitely measurable.  In transportation, cost savings often equate to CO2 savings and pollution reduction too.


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The cost savings look attractive; CO2 savings as well
pjoygordon   1/30/2015 2:22:41 PM

In your post you pointed to Cliff Lynch's 4-6% savings from deploying a collaborative logistics strategy.  Another type of savings is environmental:  When shipping containers are optimally loaded, fewer trucks, flights, ships, and rail cars are necessary -- thus reducing air pollution, use of non-renewable fuel, and carbon emissions.

Thanks for pointing the industry to collaborative logistics.

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