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How to Reduce Logistics Costs and Environmental Impacts

The benefits of logistics extend beyond the bottom line. Ultimately, users and consumers realize these benefits as well. Read on for tips on how to reduce your logistics costs and environmental impacts. Here are a few: Eliminate Unnecessary Items from Shipments: Logistics is a multilayered process and factors that contribute to unnecessary costs may not be visible at first glance. the use of lightweight materials and shipping containers can reduce fuel and logistics costs by a significant amount. Increased load factor also reduces shipments and improves asset utilization. Companies can reduce their costs by removing extra boxes or other items from their shipments by reducing the number of pallets they use. For example, redesigning the box of Nature's Path cereals allowed for six boxes to be stacked on a pallet, resulting in an eight percent increase in load factor on trucks. Likewise, switching to lighter plastic sheets instead of wooden pallets can increase the load factor of shipping containers by 25 percent. You can select customised sized boxes for your products from Oxopackaging. Eliminate Shipping Materials wherever Possible: Air transport, which is often the fastest way to deliver goods, produces 60 times more carbon dioxide equivalent emissions than ocean transport, and road and rail transport generate double the emissions. According to HP's CSR report, the transportation of goods by air is the fastest way to get them where they need to be. However, time constraints often drive decisions on shipping methods, and clients should plan their delivery options ahead of time to minimize environmental and logistical impacts. Switch to Reusable Packaging: