Why Green the Supply Chain?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Jun 20, 2011 12:45 PM ET

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

When you toss a pebble into a pond, a series of concentric ripples propagate out extend far beyond the point of entry.  With a number of business sustainability pebbles being tossed into the pond today, one can’t help but wonder what effects the resulting ripples might have on the supply chain.

With legislative pressures and shifting consumer expectations positioned to effect business consumption, are the supply chains ready to respond?  Will your business ride the high or low of the ‘green’ bullwhip?   Within our professional consulting practice, we find a trademark of sustainable organizations to be the ability to effectively manage the flow of information among key business relationships.  The true differentiators are those who understand their supplier and customer relationships and have a fully aligned direction.  If you are not sure if your business is prepared for dramatic change, try evaluating your supply chain by asking a few questions:
  • What unforeseen changes resulting from the market changes could result in major disruptions in the supply chain?

  • Are the business value drivers of my key suppliers and customers aligned with the direction of the company?

  • What are the business risks and pressure points that could affect the sustainability of supply?

  • Are business risks accentuated or mitigated by the current supply chain relationship?

Leading companies are answering these questions a bit differently and looking to the supply chain for answers.  Below are the top 10 reasons why most companies are incorporating eco awareness into the supply chains. 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".