From the March-April 2016 Issue
When I visit my millennial-aged daughter in Chicago, I’m amazed at the number of packages dropped off by UPS, FedEx and the USPS at her three-unit building on a daily basis. It’s as if she and her neighbors are single-handedly keeping Amazon in business. All those drop-offs got me to wondering: Does any of this make sense if you think about a carbon footprint? Rather than deliver millions of packages to one address at a time every day, wouldn’t it be more sustainable if we all just drove to the mall to do our shopping? After all, doesn’t research indicate that a signi cant percentage of consumers, especially millennial consumers like my daughter, consider a company’s carbon footprint before making a purchase?
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Professional Associations listings:
APICS—The Association for Operations Management
CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals)
International Society of Logistics
ISM (Institute for Supply Management)
MHIA (Material Handling Institute of America)
NITL (National Industrial Transportation League)
SIG (Sourcing Interests Group)
Supply Chain Council
TRB (Transportation Research Board)
WERC (Warehousing Education & Research Council)