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How Nike, Wal-Mart And Ikea Save Money And Slash Carbon By Shipping Smarter

With the U.S. average price of diesel at $4 per gallon, companies that move goods and have not planned for $5 diesel risk seeing profit margins disappear.

A new report written by Jason Mathers, Program Manager, Corporate Partnerships Program, in Environmental Defense Fund’s Boston office, offers laggard CEOs a template to save fuel in their supply chains. The report presents best practices of companies, including giants Nike, Wal-Mart, and IKEA, that are saving money and cutting carbon by devising creative ways to ship goods.

The goal of Smart Moves (PDF), Mathers told me, was “to collect a whole bunch of stories that have been told individually, and to pull them together to paint a collective picture of action that companies could be taking with their distribution and logistics networks that will cut costs and will cut emissions.”

via How Nike, Wal-Mart And Ikea Save Money And Slash Carbon By Shipping Smarter – Forbes.

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