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GREEN SUPPLY CHAINS

AN ACTION MANIFESTO

GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN - AN ACTION MANIFESTO

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In 2010, one of the seminal books in the world on Green Supply Chain Management was published. For the first time, an actionable, non-academic book showed the path forward. Now this book is available in most university and good libraries. It is used as a text or recommended reading in universities and colleges, as well as in executive education.

This book started a trend, that is now being continued by many followers. Please click on any of the links below to know more about the book.

This is not an ordinary book. It is comprehensive and actionable set of methodologies that you can use to turn your traditional supply chain into green supply chain. It is based on practical experience, proprietary research and executive interviews with the leading practitioners.

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Green Supply Chain – An Action Manifesto is written for those managers, executives and board members who want to do the right thing as they discharge their duties towards their companies. Clearly any company can reduce its carbon footprint to zero, just by taking one single action  – outsourcing every carbon producing activity to another country, or company. Yet that just sweeps the dirt under the carpet. There is a better way, and this book shows a systematic approach to do just that. 

When you buy this book from Amazon, or any of the other linked resellers, they will ship it directly to you. It will not cross our paths. To get it signed by the author, you will have to meet us at one of our live events, conferences or workshops. 

The books publishers – John Wiley have made some parts of the book available on their website. Please go their website here, and click on the READ EXCERPTS button just below the cover image of the book. 

It is generally accepted that environmental consciousness is now changing to environmental proactiveness as organizations are discovering that it makes good commercial sense.

Boards are asking the management to review their policies related to environmental norms, not only to bolster their corporate social responsibility aims, but also because consumers are asking for greener supply chains. 

It is also widely agreed that consumers will increasingly prefer to buy more and even pay more for products or services provided in an environmentally sound manner.

Green Supply Chains therefore address four interrelated areas of the supply chains: upstream, downstream, within the organization, and the connecting logistics process:

  1. Upstream activities of a manufacturing product organization include the Green Design, Green Procurement, and evaluation of suppliers ’ environmental performance. 
  2. Downstream activities usually comprise those activities related to the usage of the products till it is finally consumed. This includes any recovery and recycling opportunities after it has provided its utility and also the disposal and sale of excess stocks. 
  3. Within the organization, Green Supply Chain Management includes those activities related to Green Design, Green Packaging, and Green Production.  
  4. In logistics, activities such as just – in – time, fulfillment, lot size management, and quality management all have clear connections to environmental criteria.

You will have to contact the book publishers directly to negotiate any bulk purchase discounts. You can contact them through their website here

  1. Reading this book might  make you appear taller, slimmer or more attractive to people who appreciate finer things in life.  Benefits of Green Supply Chain are summarised in the table on page 8 in this excerpt from the book. 
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