Five Best Practices in Sustainable Business Transportation

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Jun 8, 2011 2:32 PM ET

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Compa…

With the recovering business environment, there are countless efforts currently underway to make sustainable improvements in the supply chain.  Specific to logistics and transportation, our sustainability consulting finds inbound supply and outbound product distribution to be two areas of significant opportunity

Focusing not only on internal company operations but business sustainability strategies which extend beyond the physical boundaries of the business, many sustainable supply chain leaders are addressing the value opportunities in transportation management. Whether outsourced to a third party logistics (3PL) provider or managed in-house, there is value in increased visibility into the supply process that feed the company.    The recent Industry Week article, Minimize the High Cost of Transportation, explores the increasing challenges facing sustainable freight transportation.  Specifically, John Haber from the professional consulting firm NPI suggests that companies can minimize transportation cost increases by following these five best practices:   1.    Find out if you're paying a fair price for fuel.   2.    Consolidate shipments and switch modes.   3.    Re-evaluate service selection to determine the most cost-effective method to ship your products. Click here to continue reading.  

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".