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Newton.Vaureal Consulting - Logistics and Supply Chain Management - Paris
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Green Supply Chain

Minimizing environmental and social impact

“Green Supply Chain” minimizes the environmental impact of the flow of goods, information and services throughout a Supply Chain. This is a major challenge for us as it is essential that our recommendations include a balanced and rational “Green logistics” approach. Our modeling tools take into account the carbon impact of complex Supply Chains (carriers and infrastructures). We also integrate into our “Green Supply Chain” approach compensatory measures that take advantage of logistics facilities.

The social impact of change is also considered in order to create solutions that allow for improvement in working conditions. Workstation ergonomics, task interest, skills development etc. etc., are all examples of improvements made thanks to our deliberations. In particular we seek to limit execution tasks in order to direct Logistics and Supply Chain teams towards tasks related to management, control and planning.

In our comprehensive approach, our Supply Chain and logistics consultants also consider the balance between cost optimization, maximization of service quality, social responsibility and sustainable development.

Applying our methods to transport networks

We focus our recommendations in the field of transport on:

  • Reduction of distances travelled.
  • Grouping transport – contributing to a reduction in carbon borrowing.

Our Supply Chain and Logistics consultants have particular expertise in logistics networks where carbon impact is a deciding factor: urban logistics and multimodal, long-distance, sea-river-rail-road transport.

Whenever possible, they recommend environmentally-friendly means of transport, while ensuring the best economic viability: CNG trucks, electric vehicles, city-bike deliveries etc..

They have employed a method of calculation that determines level of external costs such as greenhouse-gas effects, air pollution and noise.

Green in the creation of means and infrastructure logistics

In our logistics studies, our Supply Chain and Logistics consultants suggest materials to be used, favouring High Quality Environmental (HQE) buildings. They recommend the use of reusable packaging or minimising the amount of material used in packaging manufacture. Within logistics platforms, they prefer the use of electric handling equipment as a means of reducing employee frustrations.

The Circular economy

Our Supply Chain and Logistics consultants are involved in the circular economy, which transforms logistics flows. They treat inverse logistics (or “reverse logistics”) in an integrated manner and on the same basis as the main Supply Chain. Their recommendations, in terms of logistics processes and capabilities, aim to fully integrate the effects of reverse logistics. They are also involved in the upgrading of unexploited logistics areas by investigating the opportunity to install power generators such as solar panels and wind turbines. Finally, they are conducting studies on the establishment of logistics chains for the recovery of waste.