Logistics

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The Generational Currents Reshaping Industrial Buying

Millennials are rising fast in the purchasing profession and shaking things up as they assume greater influence inside their companies.

The men and women purchasing supplies these days for U.S. manufacturers, healthcare companies and other industrial businesses don’t look or act like their counterparts did just a few years ago. Millennials — members of the demographic cohort born between 1981 and 1996 — now constitute the largest single age group among industrial buyers in the […]

Facilitating Complex Clinical Trial Logistics for Rare Diseases

Today’s complex clinical supply chain demands personalized solutions.

Developing drugs to treat diseases creates opportunities to simultaneously address the urgent unmet medical needs of patients and access new markets. This challenging clinical trials landscape for drugs continues to achieve new efficiencies due, in part, to streamlined regulatory processes, decentralized models and next-generation technologies — all supported by a flexible and evolving supply chain. […]

3 Reasons Why Renewable Natural Gas Is a Game Changer

RNG is a low-carbon fuel that’s poised for greater adoption as natural gas vehicles are tested and proven in new applications.

UPS just announced the largest renewable natural gas (RNG) order in U.S. history. By switching from diesel to RNG, UPS vehicles fueling at 18 company-owned and operated natural gas stations across 12 states will realize a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The UPS fleet has driven sustainable innovation, and RNG is no exception. Could […]

A More Sustainable Way to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

How UPS, TerraCycle and Nestlé are changing the way we consume goods.

Editor’s note: Lauren Phipps, Circular Economy Director and Senior Analyst at GreenBiz Group, recently hosted a panel on “Delivering Circularity” at GreenBiz 19 to discuss one of the most innovative solutions in reusability: Loop. The following is a condensed version of a conversation between Phipps, Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of TerraCycle, Walter Peterson, Manager […]

A Path Forward for American Infrastructure

Infrastructure is bigger than any one person, company or industry. We all benefit from smart investments in a modern transportation network.

Of all the policy issues in the news these days, infrastructure investment is unique: Everyone agrees that it’s necessary. Leading officials have even agreed on a $2 trillion infrastructure package for roads, bridges, highways, water, the power grid and broadband internet expansion — but the details stop there. Debate remains swirling around where that funding […]