Becoming greener by being more efficient
There is increasing pressure on businesses to become more sustainable. Consumers expect you to do all you can to lessen your impact on the environment. And the potential negative impact of not doing enough is significant.
Equally, it just makes good business sense to use fewer resources. A sustainable business uses resources efficiently to remain competitive in an increasingly difficult business environment.
GS1 standards promote efficiency and improve visibility in the supply chain.
Global Returnable Asset Identifiers (GRAIs) are used today for returnable assets such as pallets, but by extending their use organisations can cut waste and cost.
Using EDI-based advance shipping notice (ASN) could reduce waste when unexpected deliveries to stores are turned away. It improves efficiency too by having better on shelf availability.
Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) certified data pools improve product data quality which leads to better truck utilisation and therefore more efficient transportation of goods.
Data pools help give an industry-wide, standardised view of sustainability measures. This frees up businesses’ time and lets companies take active steps to reduce carbon and waste and also reduces data entry overheads.
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