Sustainability

By MMH Staff · June 4, 2014
A new U.S. corrugated industry life cycle assessment (LCA) study shows a significant 32 percent reduction per unit in the industry's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions between 2006 and 2010.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 3, 2014
New APICS survey finds that remanufacturing and reverse logistics are no longer niche competencies
By MMH Staff · May 21, 2014
Intended for owners, plant managers, corporate executives, EHS managers and engineers, the conference will cover topics that equip attendees with information about executing and enhancing sustainable manufacturing operations.
By Mark Pearson · May 1, 2014
A growing number of manufacturing companies are warming up to sustainability—taking aggressive steps to soften and shrink their environmental footprints. However, buy-in from those companies’ suppliers has been less encouraging.
By MMH Staff · April 30, 2014
CHEP USA, the leading provider of managed pallet pooling solutions, has joined The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) in the Packaging Sector Working Group as well as the transportation committee of the organization.
By Roberto Michel · March 18, 2014
Former Walmart CEO Lee Scott told Tuesday morning’s keynote crowd that the technology-driven changes in logistics have been “profound” and will continue to change rapidly, but people can still count on some basics to stay the same.
By Jeff Berman · March 7, 2014
Continuing its focus on sustainability and fuel efficiency, UPS announced this week that it intends to make a $70 million investment to purchase 1,000 propane package delivery trucks, as well as install fueling stations at 50 of its locations.
By MMH Staff · February 14, 2014
Site to become dedicated resource to provide tools, white papers and energy reduction solutions for a variety of industries.
By Josh Bond · February 7, 2014
Yale's Bill Pfleger helps put the lofty concept into perspective.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2014
The multidisciplinary report provides a glimpse of 10 years out, offering insight into the current and future challenges facing the industry and giving practitioners a plan to move forward.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Roberto Michel · February 1, 2014
Warehouse and distribution center construction is making a comeback—and so is the desire to get back to green. Our facility design experts offer their take on the evolving benefits and share why sustainable design holds more value than ever.
<p>Prismatic lenses for skylights disperse natural sunlight into a facility more effectively. Combined with photocell sensors on high efficiency lights, such “daylighting” technology can cut lighting costs dramatically.</p> By Sarah · February 1, 2014
Warehouse and distribution center construction is making a comeback—and so is the desire to get back to green. Our facility design experts offer their take on the evolving benefits and share why sustainable design holds more value than ever.
By MMH Staff · January 27, 2014
This is the The Reusable Packaging Association's (RPA) largest board ever and includes members from two end-user companies, The Kroger Company and Herman Miller.
By LM Staff · January 27, 2014
Seaports across the nation are confronting one similar challenge: how to develop a sustainable strategy for distributing dredged materials.
By Patrick Burnson · January 21, 2014
Surplus oil production capacity cushions oil prices from surging demand and unplanned outages or other disruptions in oil production and delivery, notes Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c., senior analyst at Mercator International LLC.

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