Propak’s Green Initiatives: The SmartWay Program

Admin, July 21, 2015 16:27
Propak's Green Initiatives: The SmartWay Program

Propak has been a proud member of The SmartWay Program since November 2010. The SmartWay Program is a public-private initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution created by freight transportation in corporate supply chains. At Propak, we are dedicated to moving more goods, more miles with lower emissions and less energy. Sustainability has always been one of Propak’s …

Propak awarded Green Supply Chain (G75) Award

Admin, July 14, 2015 15:06
Propak awarded Green Supply Chain (G75) Award

Propak Logistics is honored to receive its first Green Supply Chain (G75) award from Inbound Logistics. Inbound Logistics’ 75 Green Supply Chain Partners highlights sustainability leaders in the logistics and transportation sector. The selection process considers a company’s involvement in three areas: participation in public-private partnerships; corporate sustainability initiatives; and collaborative customer-driven projects. As part of their due diligence, Inbound …

Propak expands in Missouri

Admin, January 8, 2015 07:52

Propak, a proactive provider of leading-edge logistics, transportation and supply chain management solutions, has announced the expansion of its transportation network into Missouri. The new fleet operations will provide improved delivery performance and decreased travel time between service centers and Propak customers. In addition, the new operation will boast sustainability features, including new 2013 International ProStar trucks and backhaul efficiencies. …

Natural Gas as an alternative fuel in transportation

Admin, January 8, 2015 07:45

With the ongoing challenge of managing fuel costs in transportation, some companies are looking at and investing in alternative fuel sources. One hot topic is CNG or Natural Gas. Below is a good article on key insights into Natural Gas investments. As Casey Whelan, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, U.S. Energy Services, discusses in a Inbound Logistics article key factors to analyze when looking at …

Sustainability and Network Strategy

Admin, January 8, 2015 07:39

Economic uncertainty and global pressures are increasing the demand that supply chain professionals place on network strategy. One of the core processes of a distribution network gaining a great deal of attention is reverse logistics.  Rightfully so, this segment of the supply chain seems to be one that can contribute significant supply chain efficiency and generate immediate savings. But what …

Carrier Procurement

Admin, January 8, 2015 07:22

Procuring transportation is a skill that requires continuous development. Most companies have teams that work on the execution and procurement functions of transportation. The logistics of collecting, servicing, ensuring safe and timely delivery requires multiple teams. Not by design, but all too often the everyday demands create departmental silos. These operational silos can hinder the holistic approach to supply chain …

European On-Site Integration

Admin, January 8, 2015 07:21

An interesting read regarding a collaborative effort between a European pallet pooler (LPR), their service provider (Norbert Dentressangle), and a manufacturer (Weetabix) can be found here. Much in the same line of thinking as a Reverse Logistics Center, these companies have integrated their supply chains to reduce overall movements of product thus reducing the environmental impact while saving money. The typical …

The Paper Pallet

Admin, January 8, 2015 06:39

It’s hard to imagine a paper pallet capable of withstanding the rigors placed on a traditional wooden pooled pallet, but furniture retailer IKEA plans to prove its worthiness beginning this January. The retailer will begin shipping paper (compressed cardboard) pallets to suppliers for shipments through their supply chain. What remains to be seen is numerous, some more obvious than others. …