The Logistical and Environmental Benefits of GCCMs

Throughout the world, there are problems which need inventive solutions. Problems which can’t be fixed with traditional methods. In these cases, it can often require something new to come along, which hadn’t been available before. Concrete Canvas has proven to be that solution to a variety of problems over its 12-year existence. The company, Concrete Canvas Ltd, was founded by […]

New Podcast Episode: Zero-Emission Trucking

The Does LogisticsMatter? Podcast is all about trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. This episode features Marie-José and Jeroen Baartmans, founders of zero-emission transport company BREYTNER. Thank you Marie José and Jeroen for your hospitality and insights. It is too bad COVID prevented us from recording this podcast from the inside of a moving electric BREYTNER truck. The […]

3 Ways Fleet Managers Can Lower Their Fleet’s Carbon Footprint

There is increasing attention to sustainability. The number of electric vehicles in our streets is getting higher every day. Companies like DHL are stepping up last-mile delivery efforts with electric vehicles. But there are more ways to increase the sustainability efforts of your company than switching to electric vehicles. Such a switch takes a big investment, not only in vehicles […]

Supply Chain Transparency, and How It Can Help the Planet

Sustainability is an increasingly important subject. Consumers are getting more critical every day when it comes to what they buy and who they buy it from. This effect is trickling down to supply chains as well, where there is also a growing demand for sustainable processes and products. Consumers that want to change there buying behaviour to enable a more […]

The First Zero Emission Trucking Company

Climate change. It is real and it is not going away by ignoring it. We have to step up and actively do something. There are many ways to do this, and one the most important ones is reducing carbon dioxide emissions. If there is one logistics component contributing heavily to these emissions it is trucking. Zero emission for cleaner air […]

Carpooling, Yes, Carpooling for Goods: Sjipit

I can hear most of my non-Dutch readers think: Sji-what?? Sjipit. It’s Ship It written phonetically in Dutch. It may be the first time you hear about it, so let me start with how I first heard about it. I love LinkedIn and browse my timeline multiple times a day. It’s nice to see what’s happening with your connections, and it’s […]

Alternative Ways of Package Delivery: Boats, Bikes, and Electrical Vehicles

This past weekend was the last weekend of my Summer Break. I had two great weeks with my family in the South of France and one week around my home town Rotterdam. One of the final activities of this break was a visit to SAIL in Amsterdam, which entailed 8 friends, a launch, and two beer coolers. We saw a lot […]

Crowdsourced Logistics: Social and Sustainable Shipping. And Waffles.

A Crowdsourced Logistics concept is a concept that engages the public (companies and private persons alike) to seek excess capacity in existing modes of transport, storage space, and/or time. This can be a private vehicle, but also a taxi, (delivery) van, or truck. A lot is happening in the Crowdsourced Logistics Arena, with start-ups like Uber (UberCARGO), Easy Van, Lalamove, […]

Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management – A Book Review

I read a lot. I love reading. I go through lots of reports, research and background pieces on Supply Chain and Logistics I come across online, usually on my tablet. If it’s a hefty pdf I may put it on my Kindle, where I also keep my detective, thriller and historic novels, as that makes for ‘quieter’ reading. When it […]