A new report by the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) includes information on how the vending, coffee service and foodservice management industries interested can "Go Green." The report is designed to help NAMA members better understand how technology and the resources available through NAMA can help them streamline operations and improve environmental efficiency.
Written by Dr. Michael L. Kasavana, PhD, CHTP, NCE5 and the NAMA Endowed Professor at The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University, the report was commissioned by the NAMA Board of Directors to keep the industry up to date on the newest technologies available to help increase productivity and revenue while reducing expenses.
In discussing the report Kasavana said, "Energy efficiency in vending machines is becoming a competitive weapon as operators pursue efficiencies and productivity improvements, while site clients seek ways to influence efficient vending machinery when letting bids or securing contracts. This report can help members everywhere better understand how technology can help them improve operations and, at the same time, learn how to 'Go Green'."
The paper looks at all aspects of the subject, ranging from Green Management and Green Certification to Green History" and U.S. DOE Classifications. The report also includes sections written specifically for machine operators, fleet operations, and office/warehouse operations.
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