UNEX Manufacturing, Inc., the trusted industry leader in providing innovative order picking solutions, announces that the company has won the Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award for 2017. UNEX was selected for providing clients with cost-effective, flexible solutions that help their distribution operations meet green initiatives while keeping products flowing through fulfillment. Implementing environmentally friendly equipment can include no-noise, non-powered products, which lack any use of electricity, thus saving energy costs.

“Using green supply chain technologies within distribution operations helps to lower energy costs and decrease the carbon footprint to address consumer concerns about sustainability, while saving costs,” said Brian C. Neuwirth, VP Sales and Marketing, UNEX Manufacturing. “UNEX solutions utilize gravity to keep products flowing and add zero emissions to an operation’s carbon footprint. We also help companies optimize space in their freezer areas to keep their energy consumption and emissions minimized. We are pleased to be given this prestigious award for the third consecutive year.”

“Honorees for this year’s award demonstrate that corporate social responsibility is a business imperative that transcends the company and extends throughout the supply chain, involving suppliers and customers,” says John R. Yuva, editor for Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “The number of entries only increase year over year, demonstrating how critical sustainability initiatives are within companies.”

The Green Supply Chain Award 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.

UNEX clients can double productivity, improve ergonomics and gain a quick return on investment while improving visibility and accessibility at pick points. Flexible racks, creative aisle designs and flexible carton flow options maximize space for new and existing SKUs and ensure reliable product flow. Clients better utilize existing space by using the best storage medium for each product; some clients have eliminated entire pick lines while others have been able to take on a 50% increase in volume. UNEX boosts storage capacity and accessibility to storage areas, allowing companies to keep their same footprint, which reduces energy consumption.

“We congratulate this year’s honorees for their commitment to sustainability and recognize their tremendous achievements,” Yuva adds. “Our honorees serve as role models for supply chains globally to expand their CSR reach and impact.”

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