Over the last few decades, the world has changed dramatically. We are witnessing increasing environmental problems like global warming, greenhouse effect, natural disasters, disappearing rainforests, pollution, and drought. Combating these has become a priority for Governments, corporates and individuals.
Rising levels of environmental and sustainability awareness is forcing companies to develop efficient and sustainable products and processes. Today, sustainability can be a competitive advantage for firms. Sustainable practices have altered all aspects of a supply chain – distribution, manufacturing, purchasing and transportation. These changes have brought about challenges in the way new products are designed, produced and distributed to customers and in the way companies and their relationships with suppliers and customers are managed. Today, sustainability is a central theme in supply chain management.
There are significant payoffs and rewards when improving supply chain sustainability. But not many companies are moving in the right direction. There is a huge gap between what needs to be done and what we are doing.
At the Global Supply Chain webvent, you will hear how supply chain leaders are crafting sustainable strategies for the future