UNEX Manufacturing, Inc., the trusted industry leader in providing innovative order picking solutions, has been chosen for a Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award for 2016. UNEX was selected for providing eco-friendly designs for client warehouses that are not only good for the environment, but save on energy and operational costs while contributing to higher productivity and improved employee health and comfort. Implementing environmentally friendly equipment can include no-noise, non-powered products, which lack any use of electricity, thus saving energy costs.
“We have helped numerous clients optimize the space in their freezer/cooler area instead of expanding that section of their operation, dramatically lowering energy consumption and saving costs,” said Brian C. Neuwirth, VP Sales and Marketing, UNEX Manufacturing. “We are pleased to be given this prestigious award for the second consecutive year for our cost-effective, flexible solutions that help distribution operations with green initiatives to keep products flowing through fulfillment.”
"Our honorees are showing that the bottom line and corporate responsibility are not mutually exclusive," says Ronnie Garrett, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "This has been increasingly evident over the past few years and is relatively clear with the large number of entries we received this year—almost 200—for our annual green awards. Sustainability has, for these companies, become a key part of their supply chain strategies. Our goal is to honor those companies in our annual awards and credit them with the recognition they deserve. They have recognized the need for supply chain sustainability, something that's not always easy to do."
This year's awards recognize small, mid-size and large enterprises that leveraged green practices and solutions to further drive sustainable improvements in their supply chain. The Green Supply Chain Award also distinguishes 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 2016 Green Supply Chain Awards honor companies taking green initiatives in the areas of Sourcing/Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Operations, Product Lifecycle Management, and other areas of the supply chain. Winners are listed in the December 2016 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.