Finding Balance in Today’s Sustainable Supply Chain

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Feb 1, 2012 7:19 AM ET

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

Progressive supply chain approaches over the past few decades have moved procurement beyond the traditional adversarial relationship.  Instead, the companies on the leading edge realize the long-term negative impacts of pushing cost inventory, and other burdens back onto their suppliers.  Many companies now strive to operate in a balanced win/win framework with their supply stakeholders to define additional value.  

The Forbes article, A Responsible Supply Chain is a Delicate Balancing Act, tracks the role of the sustainable supply chain in product development and distribution.  Describing how companies are holding suppliers accountable to become more environmentally and socially conscious, the post probes the integration of aligned sustainability concepts into basic business functions.   

Design: How do we reduce the use of material (dematerialize) and impact to the environment (decarbonize)? Click here to continue reading Finding Balance in Today’s Sustainable Supply Chain.

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