Innovation is the Name of the Game

Innovation is the name of the game in the supply chain and logistics industry. Innovation is what fuels the future. And, sustainability still matters.

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As I put together this issue, I can’t help but feel comforted at the fact that sustainability still matters, even amid a global pandemic, even during supply chain disruption after supply chain disruption, even after everything the supply chain industry has endured.

And, it’s all thanks to innovation.

Innovation is the name of the game in the supply chain and logistics industry. It’s what continues to drive our nation’s supply chains onto a more sustainable path. It’s what helps third-party logistics (3PL) companies reinvent their last-mile approach. It aids in companies improving their packaging solutions, warehousing features, fleet management, food safety efforts and more.

Without innovation, I’m not sure where the cold chain would be.

That’s why this year’s Top Green Providers winners are so pivotal to the future of sustainable food chains.

These companies have instilled policies, initiatives and framework, both upstream and down, to ensure that they’re operating in the most sustainable manner. Some of these winners turned to warehouse management systems and other technologies to further protect their people, product and plant. Some companies imposed environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives and brought subjects like water management, waste management and renewable energy to the forefront.

These winners innovated to maintain the most sustainable footprint possible.

Innovation is what fuels the future. And, I’m blessed to honor the companies, solutions and technologies that make sure sustainability matters. Always.

Speaking of innovation, check out to watch our Top Green Providers video, sponsored by the companies listed included in this video. While on our site, read contributed content from industry experts, subscribe to our L.I.N.K. podcast channel, watch videos of previous award winners and stay in the know of all things supply chain and logistics. And, download our industry report, "Trends That are Changing the Cold Food Chain," to learn more about how automation, robotics and e-commerce are impacting the future of cold food chains.