02 May '11, 9am

Interview: Jeff Rice On Walmart’s Green Supply Chain Best Practices

Interview: Jeff Rice On Walmart’s Green Supply Chain Best Practices

Here’s a key point. Walmart is focused upon investing capital in new truck design and technologies to cut costs and emissions for our fleet of trucks. With Walmart’s scale, we can play a role in developing these technologies and making them available for all trucking operators. A key best practice that other businesses can use is that improved-efficiency is almost always there to be harvested immediately. And typically efficiency gains can be achieved at a fraction of the amount of money needed to buy new technologies. That was certainly the case in terms of our truck fleet where we cut both costs and emissions by using “smart” software and people to figure out a path for getting the job done in much fewer miles

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/interview-jeff-rice-w...

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