Connecting the Dots Between Supply Chain and Sustainability

Making sure the right product is in the right place and at the right time is the basic premise of all effective supply chains, but some companies are taking that concept a step further. Intent on going beyond the "basics" and leveraging their supply chains for a higher purpose, some companies are taking a step back and examining the links between sustainability and their supply chains.

Recent worldwide, catastrophic events have helped drive the heightened focus on supply chain sustainability as an organizational discipline. "Events like the tsunami in Japan and the floods in Thailand taught us a lot about supply chain sustainability," says John Davies, vice president and senior analyst at GreenBiz Group, "and about how not to get caught with your pants down when the inevitable happens."

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About Bridget McCrea

Bridget McCrea covers business and technology topics for various publications. She can be reached at bridgetmc@earthlink.net.

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