Supply Chain Alignment
In today’s economy, there is increasing emphasis on supply chain management as being vital to a long-term successful business strategy. In the emerging “Green Economy”, sustainable sourcing, environmentally responsible logistics, and ‘Green’ Supply Chain Management (GSCM) is gaining traction as an essential business management tool and a key leverage point in driving consumer product sustainability. GSCM integrates an environmental lens into core operational management- from material sourcing through product design, manufacturing, distribution, delivery, and end-of-life management.
Traditionally, organizations that implement sustainability-focused initiatives have focused solely on cost avoidance by assuring compliance, minimizing risk, maintaining health, and protecting the environment within their own “four walls”. Studies have proven time and again that implementing sustainable sourcing initiatives along a company’s entire supply chain, both upstream and downstream of the “four walls”, can:
- raise productivity and contain costs;
- reduce product environmental footprint
- enhance customer and supplier relations;
- support innovation;
- leverage brand trust; and
- enable prosperous growth.
ValueStreams Sustainable Supply Chain Alignment services can enable organizations to gain and solidify access to key markets, and create brand differentiation. ValueStream is available to assist you in the following ways:
- Sustainable Sourcing Program Opportunities Assessment
- Green Supply Chain Program & Policy Development
- Vendor Environmental/Sustainability Audits
- Sustainable Procurement Strategies
- Life Cycle Assessment
- ‘Green’ Logistics Strategy
For a detailed presentation on how your organization can enhance your competitive position with a sustainable sourcing and supply chain strategy, please visit http://bit.ly/dxyRDG
You can now download a copy of the April 2011 China Sourcer magazine which contains my article of Navigating Chinas Green Supply Chain here.
Our company is a supporter of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Principles of Sustainability and Social Responsibility
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Please contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 858.212.2020 if you would like further information.
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