What is Your Unique Sustainable Value in the Supply Chain?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Nov 2, 2010 3:50 PM ET

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

Each business has its own unique relationship with its supply chain.  Some relationships are stronger than others; therefore, the drivers to implement change can be quite different from one organization to the next.  However, our business sustainability consulting experience has shown that every supply chain can benefit from greater visibility.

The recent drive to incorporate ‘Sustainability’ into Supply Chain Management has inspired companies to reexamine their internal and external processes.  Progressive organizations, like Wal-Mart and IBM, are evaluating their procurement, sourcing and supplier management from a new perspective to create additional value.  But as we have discussed, not everyone sees the world from the same perspective as a Wal-Mart or IBM.    Incorporating sustainability concepts into business relationships creates, at a minimum, line of sight across the value chain.  This visibility provides a path to the greater value of alignment and engagement.  The sustainability concept of ‘Alignment’ and its impact on the supply chain is well documented.  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".