Exploring the Framework of Sustainable Supply Chain Management

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Exploring the Framework of Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 2:04pm

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Traditionally, businesses and professional consulting firms have focused procurement and supply chain management efforts to reduce costs and improve process efficiencies. While these practices provide great insight into spend control, the next generation of business sustainability organizations is integrating sustainability concepts into their supply chains to evaluate risk and promote value through sustainable development opportunities. 

Our sustainability consulting considers risk along with other categorization methodologies, including spend classification and functional categorization, to be a framework from which an organization can create sustainable value within the supply chain.  A traditional category management plan is an all encompassing analysis, with several major components:
   
•    Commercial Strategy
•    Supplier/Contract Management Plans
•    Demand Management Plan
•    Communication/Change Management Plan
•    Continuous Improvement Process
 
The next generation of sustainable category management is just beginning to see the value and now including a new level of responsibility across all activities. We believe successful implementation requires visibility, engagement, and stakeholder alignment to address new supply questions: click here to continue reading.
 

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".

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Keywords: Business Sustainability | Taiga Company | supplier operations | sustainable supply chain

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