Expanding the Sustainable Supply Chain Conversation

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Mar 4, 2011 12:15 PM ET

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Compa…

Businesses around the globe and across many industries find they have something in common: the search for greater supply chain value.  But who is leading the conversation?  Is sustainable supply chain management only a one-way conversation? 

Work over the past few years has revealed that many business executives and their procurement organizations now view environmental and social responsibility actions within in the supply chain to be both a risk mitigating strategy and a business opportunity.   These companies are taking their strategic sourcing and procurement guidelines the next level of supply chain sustainability.   Stepping beyond the traditional ‘push-down’ models resulting in price concession driven savings, today’s leading supply chain actions recognize that all supply chain stakeholders must be ‘actively’ engaged in the value discussion.  Sustainable supply chain management is expanding the traditionally buyer/supplier power-centric one-way conversation to include active engagement with all key stakeholders, both up and down the chain.   •    Supply Chain Alignment: click here to continue reading.  

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".