A majority of supply chain executives polled in a recent study by eyefortransport said that greening their transporation and logistic functions were top priorities. Currently green issues hold the top spot for 10% of the executives surveyed.
"Greening is fundamentally a co-operative process, with a majority of successful green initiatives being based on changing relationships with suppliers, partners and logistics providers," said Katharine O'Reilly of eyefortransport.
With up to 75% of a company's carbon footprint coming from transportation and logistics, 28% of respondents reported that they have or plan to partner with logistics providers to help them green their processes. This push towards green is driven by a number of factors, including financial ROI (38%), public relations payback (36%) and improved supply chain efficiency (22%).
Addressing concerns about environmental initiatives being detrimental to supply chain efficiency, 66% of respondents report that their current green transport and logistics initiatives are not affecting their efficiency, while a further 27% report that green initiatives are actually making their supply chains more efficient. Only 8% of respondents reported a decrease in supply chain efficiency due to green initiatives.
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