Sustainability
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SETTING A NEW STANDARD OF SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY AND PROFITABILITY

1 Module 5 Chapters 9 lessons Advanced

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The word Sustainability should be rather easy to define and elaborate. However, we find most coverage of that word incomplete. Either it is taken to mean environmentally responsible or socially responsible or some aggregate of the two. However, in our view a Sustainable Supply Chain has to be able to sustain the business and vice-versa over a long term. In order to do that, it must be able to provide sustainability at several levels – global level, community level, supply chain level, and corporate level.

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Sustainable Supply Chains

The word Sustainability should be rather easy to define and elaborate. However, we find most coverage of that word incomplete. Either it is taken to mean environmentally responsible or socially responsible or some aggregate of the two. However, in our view a Sustainable Supply Chain has to be able to sustain the business and vice-versa over a long term. In order to do that, it must be able to provide sustainability at several levels – global level, community level, supply chain level, and corporate level.
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Overview Of Supply Chain Sustainability

What Is Covered in Supply Chain Sustainability?

In many ways the meaning of Supply Chain Sustainability should be self-evident. However, a casual study, or even deep research of available material shows extra-ordinary amount of confusion about both Sustainability and Supply Chain.

Why Is Supply Chain Sustainability Important?

We look at Supply Chain Integrity from the perspective of Supply Chain Sustainability. As the second pillar in the overall model outlined in the Preface, it requires collaboration, which is the next step from coming together.
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Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains

Thumbs Up For Green Thumbs

When Kodak was faced with the problem of disposable cameras flooding in the garbage dumps after a single use – Kodak decided to do something about it. Not content to merely watch huge amount of resources going straight to waste, Kodak worked out reverse logistics deals with its processing labs to return the disposable cameras back to Kodak.

Green Supply Chain Execution

While it is immensely important to plan for environmental responsibility, it is crucial to execute as per the plan.
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Socially Responsible Supply Chains

Socially Responsible Supply Chains

As this chapter is being written,oil companies are once again receiving a lot of unwelcome attention. On one hand British Petroleum (BP) is struggling to contain the oil leakage from the deep see well in the Gulf of Mexico. On other hand there are allegations of much worse oil pollution from wells in places such as Nigeria. Communities in such diverse places as gulf coast of the US, to those in West Africa are decrying the debilitating impact on their livelihoods and lifestyles.
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Mutually Responsible Supply Chains

Mutually Responsible Supply Chains

All supply chain partners in Supply Chain make sure that the supply chain relationships are not co-ercive, extortive or corrupt, and they are structured for mutual benefits of the relevant supply chain partners for the appropriate time frames.
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Commercially Responsible Supply Chains

Commercially Responsible Supply Chains

The company was on a cliff-hanger and many people were barely hanging on to their sanity. The board was worried because profits were plummeting, delivery deadlines were being missed, bottlenecks and resentment were skyrocketing, and things were out of control. On top of it, the work-in-progress inventory was growing like a foetus that was just growing faster than its mother’s womb could handle.
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