Where is the Supplier’s Voice in Sustainable SCM?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Apr 11, 2011 10:00 AM ET

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

Supply Chain Management over the past few decades has moved beyond the traditional adversarial relationship between buyer and supplier.  Companies, for the most part, realize the long-term impacts of pushing burdens back down the supply chain onto their suppliers.  Many companies now strive to operate in a win/win framework with their supply stakeholders to define additional value.  The first step in this transition is to evaluate the ‘sustainable’ state of your key suppliers by allowing their voices to be heard. 

Our sustainability consulting experience has lead us to realize that applied sustainability concepts within the supply chain can provide a common platform to initiate a discussion and keep the value conversations flowing.  By allowing the supplier to have a voice, supply chain organizations capture key information. A benchmark study by the Procurement Strategy Council, Voice of the Supplier (VoS), defines four areas of interest and ongoing evaluation: 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".