This article was featured in Special Report on Sustainable Apparel in Fashion Technology magazine
When we think about sustainability our focus tends to be on materials and manufacturing processes, but actually, logistics can also play a key role in helping companies to boost their sustainability.
Software solutions such as CBX Software can aid manufacturers and retailers in making their supply chain more sustainable and can be implemented without disrupting their day-to-day workflow.
“Our clients are able to achieve their sustainable supply chain strategies by reducing the paper used in the supply chain process by using a software solution,” said Michael Hung, CEO at CBX Solutions, adding that companies can achieve up to an 80 percent reduction in paper use. CBX clients include international retailers such as El Corte Ingles, Target, Kmart, Grupo Cortefiel and Carrefour.
“By digitalizing their sampling process, our clients are able to reduce the number of physical samples used in the supply chain process, which helps them to achieve their sustainable supply chain strategy,” he added.
In addition, CBX Solution can assist companies in achieving better product quality and compliance, which eliminates product recalls. “Imagine hundreds of thousands of products been recalled, which eventually turn into waste and pollution. We can help companies to avoid that. in fact, physical samples can be reduced by as much as 40 percent,” said Tim Chiu, Senior Vice President.
Better logistics also contributes to higher on-time-delivery, reducing the need to have to air freight goods at the last minute, which is better for the environment. With nearly 99 percent On-time-in-Full deliveries, our clients have been able to make a significant reduction in their carbon footprint,” said Mr. Chiu.
CBX won the 2016 Supply & Demand Chain Green Supply Chain Award, which recognizes companies making green or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy, and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations and supply chains. The awards also recognize providers of supply chain solutions and services assisting their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals.
This year’s ninth-annual awards recognize small, mid-size and large enterprises that leveraged green practices and solutions to further drive sustainable improvements in their supply chain.