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Inttra, an electronic commerce platform for the ocean freight industry, has developed "green" calculators to underscore the benefits of switching from manual processes. The tool shows how companies can reduce their reliance on printed paper while saving time and money. According to Inttra, the typical employee in the U.S. uses approximately 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year. According to John DeBenedette, Inttra's vice president-commercial, the use of electronic transactions on the vendor's platform has resulted in the saving of some 25,000 trees annually. Using data generated from the platform, Inttra conducted a study to understand the savings in time, money and trees that could be realized through a switch to electronic commerce. Inttra's "green" calculators help companies to quantify those benefits. Inttra works with more than 30 carriers and their customers to streamline and standardize shipping processes worldwide, through a network of more than 20,000 corporate locations. More than 300,000 container orders are initiated on the Inttra platform each week, the company claimed.
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