Environmental aspects have gained in importance in the business world as companies have discovered that "greening" their business often has a positive impact on their economic results - in particular through reduced energy consumption, rebates for compliance with government regulations and subsidies for the use of alternative forms of energy. A company's logistics processes offer sizable opportunities to reduce the impact of business on the environment. The energy consumption and the cost of a supply chain can basically be attributed to the areas of transport and warehousing.
Source: Manufacturing & Logistics IT
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