Sustainable Supply Chain: Does One Bad Apple Spoil the Bunch?

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Sustainable Supply Chain: Does One Bad Apple Spoil the Bunch?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 9:09am

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It is always rewarding to engage you, the reader, in the business sustainability conversation.  In response to yesterday’s post, Exploring the Framework of Sustainable Supply Chain Management , a very intriguing line of discussion was introduced via the comments.  The reader posed the question: can one bad apple spoil the ‘sustainability’ of the entire supply chain? 

There are many way to address this question.  The most common has historically been the extent to which a supplier and/or a supply process can affect the stability, efficiency, or quality of supply.  Popular practices such as Lean, TPS, Total-System-Value, Just-In-Time, and Six Sigma have been used to create this clarity. 
 
While this business sustainability perspective represent one slice of the discussion, our professional consulting believes business sustainability risk presents an alternative view and is in fact reshaping the next generation of supply chain management. 
 
As we move into the discussion of applied sustainability concepts in the supply chain, this line of thinking becomes even more relevant.  In fact, we find leading supply chain companies are already stepping beyond the physical flow of material to evaluate true business sustainability risk within the supply chain.  The questions becomes: what process, best practices, and tools will we be talking about in the future that address supply chain sustainability risks such as:  click here to continue reading.
 

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Keywords: Exploring the Framework of Sustainable Supply Chain Management | Just-In-Time | Six Sigma | TPS | Taiga Company | Total-System-Value | lean | supply chain

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