Logistics is about the planning of how products go from suppliers to customers in a way that keeps costs down and service levels high. In recent years, environmental concerns have become an increasingly important factor to consider in the planning of logistics. Despite this, the development towards a greener logistics sector seems to go slowly.
Some logistics providers that work with environmental issues have successfully managed to market themselves as “green”. Despite this, environmental factors are often forgotten once the negotiation phase is over. Wouldn’t it be great if we could take advantage of the knowledge there is and work together for a better environment?
Luckily, there are examples where logistics service providers and buyers of logistics services jointly develop new and clever green solutions. Many of these are beneficial from both a financial and an environmental perspective. The solutions are often relationship specific and would most likely not have been though of without collaboration that included environmental considerations.