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Industry cooperation is the key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Organizations that are serious about reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions go beyond internal activities to third-party logistics service providers (3PL), sustainability-savvy customers, and industry peers, according to the report. You need to incorporate three strategic external partnerships with. From industry analyst company Gartner Released earlier this month.

“Organizations on a journey to reduce emissions are initially leveraging optimization strategies. Modal shift, load optimization, and network design are all aimed at reducing emissions.” Sarawat, Senior Director and Analyst of Gartner Supply Chain Practices, said in a statement. “But for organizations with significant emission reduction goals, these initial internal activities aren’t well underway.” By working with 3PL, customers, and peers, companies can stay beyond the basics for long-term sustainability. You can reach your potential goals. Studies show that using 3PL allows companies to reduce so-called Scope 3 emissions (indirect emissions generated in their value chain). These goals cannot be achieved by optimization strategies alone and require investment in new vehicle and engine technologies to move goods. “Before signing up for 3PL, logistics leaders need to ask three questions,” says Watt. “First, is 3PL’s ambitions for emission reductions consistent with the organization’s ambitions? Second, what investments will 3PL make to improve emissions management, such as new vehicle technologies? Logistics leaders need to understand if there is an investment gap and if the company will play an active role in closing this gap. ”It is also helpful to appeal to sustainability-focused customers. increase. Organizations can avoid some GHG emissions created by their customers by providing greater transparency about the impact of emissions. Gartner gives this example. Fast delivery demand may increase the use of air cargo. Many customers want to reduce GHG emissions, but lack visibility into how decisions affect the environment. According to research, logistics leaders disagree with the assumption that faster is always better, and need to say that some shipping options may take longer to arrive, but are more sustainable than same-day delivery. there is. “This is not removing shipping options from clients to allow for reduced emissions,” Watt explained. “This is about [the client’s] Selection of shipping options by creating visibility. Working with peers through trade associations is another example of how companies can drive sustainability strategies. Research shows that sharing experience and best practices can benefit all parties, leading to co-investment in opportunities and co-collaboration with 3PL partners. “It’s important to evaluate the trade association before joining. It’s easy to immerse yourself in collaboration for quite some time, with no clear results or benefits,” says Watt. “Achieve results [based] An approach in assessing where to join an industry association or where to continue to have a relationship with an industry association. Gartner talks about sustainability and other supply chain trends and strategies. Supply Chain Symposium / Xpo to be held online next week.

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