Green Logistics Fall 2008

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Click to edit Master subtitle style  3/6/10 Green Logistics and Sustainable Supply Chains
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 3/6/10 Green  refers to “practices, processes, and  products that have a minimal impact on the health  of the ecosystem.  The emphasis is on non- hazardous, recyclable, reusable, and energy  efficient products and processes.” Sustainable  “ensures the ability to meet present  needs and profits, today, without compromising  the ability to meet them tomorrow.” What do we mean by “green” 
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 3/6/10 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)  “posits  that firms have a responsibility to be social and  environmental stewards and that having a positive  impact on society and the planet is as important  as profit.” Triple Bottom Line (TBL) “ determines that  business has positive impacts on the three P’s:  people, profit, and planet” Being “Green” is part of larger initiative
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 3/6/10 U.S. Greenhouse Gas  Emissions by Sector Industry: 28.5% Transportation: 27.7% Commercial: 16.9% Residential: 16.7% Agriculture: 8.4% Other: 1.8%
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 3/6/10 Transportation-Related  GHG Emissions Passenger cars: 34.4% Light duty trucks: 28.2% Freight trucks: 20.5% Commercial aircraft: 7.3% Railroads: 2.9% Ships and boats (domestic): 2.4% Other: 4.3%
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 3/6/10 Logistics Impact on Environment Transportation has largest impact Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions Freight trucks: 450 million tons CO2 per year Domestic commercial aircraft: 160 million tons Railroads: 65 million tons Domestic ships and boats: 54 million tons Energy consumption Equipment, parts and materials Noise Warehouse facilities Energy consumption
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 3/6/10 Inventory – potential material waste Metals Plastics Organic materials Wood Chemicals Packaging Biggest contributor to landfills Paper/cardboard; plastics; glass; metals
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 3/6/10 Procurement/sourcing Stonyfield Farm: “our supply chain – what’s coming in  and going out of our plant – represents 80% to 90% of  our total carbon footprint” Mandating green performance by suppliers Reverse logistics supports company  environmental efforts Reuse Recycling
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 3/6/10 Supply Chain and the Environment
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 3/6/10 Drivers of Green Initiatives During 1980s and 1990s companies tended to wait  for government regulations before responding with  green initiatives Today, growing concern with global warming and 
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