Posts tagged as 'green supply chain'

Why Having a Green Supply Chain Has Become a Necessity

AlexaCheater

A green supply chainIn honor of Earth Day I thought I’d take the opportunity to outline in my humble opinion why having a green supply chain is no longer a nice-to-have – it’s a necessity. Gone are the days when consumers would look the other way while companies rode roughshod over the environment in pursuit of a more profitable supply chain. Nowadays even governments (the good ones at least), are actively involved in making sure Mother Nature is protected, at least to some extent. Are you doing your part?

There is a growing need for sustainability integration into supply chain management and if you haven’t already started down the path to greener pastures you’re falling dangerously behind the trend, and it could be costing you more than you know.

According to a recent World Economic Forum report written in collaboration with Accenture, companies like UPS, SABMiller, DHL, Unilever and Nestle are among 25 multinational companies that have increased their revenue by up to 20% while cutting supply chain costs as much as 16% thanks to a focus on sustainability. Beyond Supply Chains: Empowering Value Chains outlines 31 best practices for businesses to follow in order to see similar results, in what they’ve termed “the triple supply chai

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Willie Nelson and the Supply Chain: Let’s Go Back to the Start

LaurenBossers

Like many people, the other week I tuned into the Grammy Awards. I was partly driven to see how Whitney Houston was memorialized there, as undoubtedly others were. The show had its highest ratings since 1984—and its second-largest ever—attracting 39.9 million viewers. What ended up resonating the most with me that night, however, wasn’t a performance, or […]

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Happy (early) Earth Day! Green your supply chain with these resources.

JohnWesterveld

Happy (early) Earth Day to you! In honor of Earth Day tomorrow, I got you a little present. I put together a helpful list of links to sites that help you in your quest for a sustainable supply chain. No, No…it’s OK. You didn’t have to get me anything…but if you DID feel the need […]

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Sustainability in today’s strategic supply chain – insights from Kinexions

JohnWesterveld

Last week Kinaxis successfully hosted Kinexions 2010 – our annual user conference, which this year was held at the Kierland resort in Scottsdale.  With over 200 people in attendance, an impressive list of speakers, and three tracks of product workshops – it was certainly a full agenda….but wrapped in a very fun format.  Over the course of the […]

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Going green shouldn’t make you see red

JohnWesterveld

I saw an article in IndustryWeek the other day stating that according to the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, the proposed reduction in ozone emissions would harm US manufacturers.  The report cites costs in the Trillions and job losses in the Millions. This really got me annoyed.  Why does it seem that every time there is a concerted […]

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How will the supply chain evolve as a result of ‘green’ pressures?

FranciniOrtiz

After attending the IndustryWeek webcast “Developing Greener Products: Trends in Product Stewardship and Corporate Sustainability” last April, I was thinking about how the supply chain we know today will evolve as a response to the ‘green’ pressure. Of course, we always talk about becoming leaner and implementing new processes and techniques that will make our […]

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Is collaboration the next supply chain optimizer?

JohnSicard
  • by John Sicard
  • Published

On June 15th, I had the privilege of presenting at the world first Chief Supply Chain Officer Summit alongside a very well-known and respected Supply Chain Leader. I say alongside because Angel Mendez, Senior Vice President of Customer Value Chain Management at Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), really did the majority of the work. On this occasion, […]

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Seeing the green light: Time to get moving with environmental practices

JohnNafis
  • by John Nafis
  • Published

The latest edition of IndustryWeek’s Manufacturing Business Challenge has been published. This month’s challenge discusses a multinational manufacturer of engine and transmission components that is starting to get pressure to show its green/sustainable practices, including their management (i.e., reduction) of carbon emissions.  As a result, they are trying to figure out what tools and practices […]

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