When retailers and their fashion brands address supply chain and packaging as part of the sourcing and manufacturing process, they can achieve cost savings and enhance sustainability. This ultimately boosts revenue and cuts costs and waste. The article briefly provides lists of fashion retailers can take to boost supply chain efficiency.
The article talks about how retailers can plan routes and collaborate with other companies along green corridors, offer green shipping options that use cleaner—but slower—transport modes such as ocean and rail, and reduce truck and air miles. Using automation and AI, the retailers can also reduce processing errors that result in using more energy-intensive transport to meet delivery windows.
The article endorses retailers to create a sustainable retail environment that starts at the storefront by making use of natural lighting, and organic or recycled counters and floors, eliminating the use of plastics or acrylic items to display apparel and accessories, and supply reusable or bioplastic shopping bags. By demonstrating forward-thinking values and priorities and with a younger demographic that shops their convictions, it's a simple and effective investment for a greener future.
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Greener and slower transportation routes to reduce emissions
Create sustainable retail environments in stores
Automation to reduce transportation errors
Supplying biodegradable and recyclable bags in retail outlets
Making use of energy efficient lighting in store