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SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS / SUSTAINABILITY Sponsored by Eco-Transport Stonyfield incorporates green practices into its supply chain ustainability means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the future. Examples range from throwing an increasingly rare fish back into the lake to switching from finite fossil fuels to renewable solar, wind or water power. S BY ED McKINLEY Although sustainability might strike some retailers as idealistic in fuel costs, Boccelli says. That reduction in miles, combined or esoteric, efforts to achieve it can bring immediate financial re- with other Ryder-induced efficiencies, prevented the compawards. Stoneyfield, for example, has worked with Ryder Sysny’s supply chain from spewing an estimated 9,786 metric tem in a quest for sustainability that also paid off in tons of carbon into the atmosphere. Ryder’s sizeable supply chain cost reductions. The reduced emissions and increased profits both onboard technology A Londonderry, N.H.-based organic yogurt, mean a lot to a company founded in 1983 as a monitors the amount milk and ice cream supplier, Stonyfield has renonprofit organic farming school, Boccelli duced outbound supply chain carbon emissays. Stonyfield later became the first U.S. of time trucks are idling sions by 56 percent while cutting outbound and checks to see if drivers are manufacturer to offset 100 percent of its facsupply chain costs by 21 percent, says Ryan shifting gears at the optimum tory CO2 emissions, and one of its founders Boccelli, the company’s senior director of wrote a book entitled Stirring It Up: How to moment — two ways of logistics. He bases those figures on 2010 Make Money and Save the World. reducing fuel consumption results compared with a 2006 baseline. But offsets, good intentions and the profit and carbon Between 2006 and 2010, Miami-based motive failed to curb the 80 to 90 percent of emissions. Ryder helped Stonyfield eliminate 4.9 million Stonyfield’s carbon emissions that came from the miles of unneeded trucking, which saved $2 million supply chain — activities that include producing the 28 STORES / APRIL 2011 WWW.STORES.ORG http://WWW.STORES.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of STORES Magazine - April 2011

Stores Magazine - April 2011
Editor’s Page
President’s Page
Retail People
Chain of Uncertainty
Digital Couponing
Energy Management
Social Media
Cross-Channel Metrics
Broadband Bonding
Workforce Management
Alternative Payments
Divisional Update
NRF News
Point of View
Retail Industry Calendar
End Cap

STORES Magazine - April 2011