U.S. companies spend more than a trillion dollars a year on logistics services, moving 20 billion tons of freight and emitting more than 500 million metric tons of greenhouse gases in the processes.
Pressured by fuel prices, intense competition and tight margins, along with corporate sustainability commitments, companies are devising innovative and increasingly creative new strategies to move their goods more efficiently, at lower cost, using less fuel and reducing emissions along the way.
Shippers are the key to unlocking tremendous economic and environmental value in this space. By making smarter decisions about mode matching, container utilization, collaborative distribution and network redesign, shippers can put their companies on a more sustainable path.
In this free webcast, you’ll learn:
- The role supply-chain logistics can play in meeting corporate sustainability goals
- Creative solutions companies can implement to lower freight costs and pollution
- Actions some of the largest shippers are taking to increase freight carbon-efficiency
Edgar Blanco, Research Director at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
Dr. Blanco is one of the world’s foremost authorities on designing environmentally efficient supply chains. He leads research initiatives on supply chain innovations in emerging markets, logistics operations in megacities and disruptive mobile technologies in value chains. Prior to joining MIT, he led the Inventory Optimization practice at Retek (now Oracle Retail). He received his Ph.D. from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Jason Mathers, Project Manager, Environmental Defense Fund
Mathers is the primary expert in mobile source emission reduction efforts for the Corporate Partnership Program of Environmental Defense Fund, a leading national nonprofit organization, which creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. He is currently focused on increasing the carbon efficiency of goods movement by cataloging current best practices and developing a framework for managing emissions. Through this work, Jason is collaborating broadly with leading companies, third-party logistics providers, academia and professional associations.
Stephen Silva, Senior VP Global Logistics at Hasbro
Steve Silva is Hasbro’s Senior Vice President of Global Logistics, with extensive experience and expertise in consumer goods distribution, transportation, supply chain management and supply chain systems. During his tenure at Hasbro, Steve has contributed to the success of a wide-range of important initiatives, including distribution network rationalizations and realignments, two SAP implementations and numerous Global Sourcing Initiatives. He has led the transformation of Hasbro’s Logistics Organization from many local groups around the world, to a single global team, and implemented several logistics efficiency initiatives, including improvements related to container utilization and carbon reduction.
Joel Makower, Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group
Joel is Executive Editor of GreenBiz.com and author of "Strategies for the Green Economy," among other books. For more than 20 years, he has been a well-respected voice on business, the environment, and the bottom line. The Associated Press has called Joel "the guru of green business practices".
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Name: Katherine Eastman
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