The Lynden family of companies was once again included in Inbound Logistics magazine’s annual Top 100 3PLs and 75 Green Supply Chain Partner lists. Lynden is profiled in the June issue of the magazine for “meeting and exceeding environmental regulations, maximizing fuel efficiency and monitoring and guarding against accidents, emissions and avoidable pollution.” The Top 100 3PL list appears in the July issue.
The lists are compiled by surveys and polls of supply chain professionals. The Top 100 3PL Providers list is the result of editors soliciting questionnaires from more than 400 3PLs, detailing the services they provide and their areas of expertise such as warehousing capabilities, web services and vendor management. “Companies like Lynden lead by example, demonstrating excellence and measurable progress each year,” says Felecia Stratton, Inbound Logistics Editor.
The Green Supply Chain Partner selection considers a company’s involvement in three areas: participation in public-private partnerships, corporate sustainability initiatives and collaborative customer-driven projects. According to the magazine, “Lynden's truck fleet is among the most fuel-efficient in the nation based on the EPA's SmartWay program criteria. The company has continued to improve its equipment with more efficient engines; aerodynamic side skirts, tanker, and trailer design; wide-base single tires; and idle-reduction equipment. The improved use of routing software has similarly improved fuel savings, as well as on-time delivery.”
“We are proud to be acknowledged as a leader among 3PLs and for our environmental stewardship,” says Lynden President and CEO Jon Burdick. “Our inclusion on the Top 100 3PL and G75 lists year after year makes us part of a select group of companies that are offering the best service, the best solutions for customers and doing it all while working safely and efficiently. We will continue our initiatives to conserve fuel, reduce waste and promote clean environments while providing excellent service.”
Inbound Logistics is the leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. The magazine's editorial mission is to help companies of all sizes better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory, supporting infrastructure and better matching demand signals to supply lines.
Lynden Transport was the first Alaska-based transportation company to join the EPA’s SmartWay partnership in 2008 followed by Lynden companies Milky Way, LTI, Inc. and Brown Line last year. Lynden earned the Green Star Award for environmental stewardship in Alaska in 2009. Lynden’s environmental policy calls for meeting or exceeding environmental regulations, maximizing fuel efficiency and monitoring and guarding against accidents, emissions and avoidable pollution.