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ModusLink Global Solutions™ Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) has been recognized with a fifth consecutive Green Supply Chain Award by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine for work on an environmentally beneficial and cost-saving package design. These annual awards honor sustainability efforts that impact the supply chain.
“The value of corporate awards is that they highlight what we are able to do on a daily basis for our clients,” said Scott Crawley, President, Global Operations, ModusLink. “ModusLink goes beyond the traditional services offered by supply chain and logistics providers. In this case, we leveraged our package design engineering team to deliver measurably greener supply chain operations for our client while maintaining an easy ‘out-of-the-box’ experience for consumers upon receipt of their order.”
As a result of the new package design, ModusLink’s client experienced notable improvements in the sustainability of its supply chain, achieving reductions in resources consumed and greenhouse gas emissions:
An 83 percent reduction in bubble wrap usage
Dramatically improved shipping density with a 100 percent increase in the number of most commonly used boxes per pallet
A 17 percent drop in CO 2 emissions as a result of reducing both the amount and the types of materials needed to produce and pad the shipping boxes, equivalent to a yearly CO 2 reduction of 4.5 metric tons
A 52 percent decrease in the cost of packaging material costs
In addition to the latest tools and technology to optimize product packaging, various additional ModusLink solutions and services— such as transportation optimization, product repair and recovery and comprehensive global e-recycling programs— help clients develop socially and environmentally responsible supply chains.
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Download the case study that secured last year’s Green Supply Chain Award
About ModusLink Global Solutions
ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) executes comprehensive supply chain and logistics services that improve clients’ revenue, cost, sustainability and customer experience objectives. ModusLink is a trusted and integrated provider to the world’s leading companies in consumer electronics, communications, computing, medical devices, software and retail. The Company’s operating infrastructure annually supports more than $80 billion of its clients’ revenue and manages approximately 451 million product shipments through more than 25 sites across North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For details on ModusLink's flexible and scalable solutions visit
www.valueunchained.com, the blog for supply chain professionals.
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