The Climate Economy is Coming! Will you surf it or be crushed?

Why? The world had rapidly shifted from relying on IBM mainframes to Microsoft-powered PCs, transforming a fringe technology into a the platform powering the entire global economy. Thirty years later, the world is on the cusp of another massive transition as clean technologies get cheaper and better than legacy fossil-fuel based technologies. So take a … Read more

Santa is going green: How I helped Santa create a more sustainable Christmas supply chain!

After an arduous trip to the North Pole, I’m back to report on what he’s doing to reduce his environmental impact. While Santa may be a jolly old elf, he’s also a certified Lean practitioner, and the originator of just in time delivery, so he’s always looking for ways to reduce waste, cut costs, and … Read more

What I liked about GXO Logistics Approach to Sustainability

Sustainability is a team sport, and 3PLs are perfectly positioned to help their customers achieve their sustainability and profitability goals. Unfortunately, most 3PLs are clueless about the opportunity. What’s ironic is that while most people think being green will increase costs, since logistics and packaging is all waste, if you cut your waste, you cut … Read more

Green + Lean = Sustainability + Profitability

It’s time to integrate green into your lean practices! Since: 1. Lean is all about waste elimination and “Reduce” is a key component of sustainability, marrying the two is a no brainer!2. There is already a green lean framework that merges sustainability into lean processes, like value stream mapping. 3. There are 100/1000x more lean practitioners … Read more

It’s time to use dimensions to calculate shipping emissions, not just the weight of an item

If dimensional pricing is used by DHL, UPS, FedEx by most carriers, why don’t we use dimensions to calculate carbon emissions too? What I’ve come to realize is that since: Therefore: In order to more accurately allocate emissions, we should apply dimensional pricing to our carbon calculations. As a start we can use the 139 … Read more