The Supply Chain: Where is it Headed in 2011?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Jan 11, 2011 2:55 PM ET

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

Driven by evolving market conditions, consumer expectations, global policy, and a wide variety of progressive business sustainability action in 2010, supply chain management will continue to evolve in the coming year. 

2010 marked a growing trend in progressive supply chain organizations towards increased supply chain transparency.  Placing a greater emphasis on environmental and social responsibility actions within in the supply chain, integrated business sustainability-driven efforts are creating new strategic sourcing criteria and procurement guidelines.   The 2011 supply chain will be marked by increase environmental and social risk management and value creation. Leveraging Wal-Mart’s Sustainability Index as a template for discussion, the coming year will refine and expand these integrated sustainability concepts.    •    Reduce operational and logistic energy costs and emissions.   •    Increase material efficiency through reduce waste and enhance quality.   •    Enhance product quality with market-driven responsibly sourced raw materials.  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".