Supply chain January 03, 2019 09:53
So sexy, right? You want to buy handmade products because you're leaving a lower carbon footprint.
But it's true. If you're purchasing mass produced products, you have AT LEAST two more transportation steps added to your product. Raw materials to vendor. Vendor to processing plant. Processing plant to corporate distribution center. Corporate distribution center to store. Store to Consumer.
Buying from a small-batch manufacturer, the supply chain looks like this. Raw materials to vendor. Vendor to manufacturer. Manufacturer to consumer.
That's a lot of fuel we aren't using. One person's impact multiplied can make a difference.