Rethinking Sustainable Supply Chain Decisions

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Nov 5, 2010 11:25 AM ET

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

Over the past few years, many companies have taken drastic measures to address the financial pressures of uncertain economic times.  Specifically within the supply chain, our professional consulting observed many companies taking actions to primarily reduce cost.  These ‘reduction’ efforts are now, in some cases, showing up as empty warehouses and crippled supply processes in a rebounding economy.

Our sustainability consulting views business sustainability action as decision that extends beyond the fence line.  We weigh business sustainability risks and opportunities from both a short-term and long-term perspective.   Taking a singular or limited time frame approach has already proven to be a dangerous proposition.   Research shows that the economically driven business actions over the past two years may have permanently affected the direction of many supply chains and may limit growth opportunities going forward.  However, our professional consulting views the financial recovery as a new platform for sustainable supply chain management. 
  • Strategies designed and incorporate changes that will reduce process and transaction inefficiencies.

  • Integrated management system to enable sustainability as a key component of supply chain management.

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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".