Many U.S. firms are starting to embrace economic and environmental sustainability of their supply chain and measure the differences both as a means of guiding their own improvement and to serve as a marketing tool to help differentiate their position in the marketplace. In addition, this effort has helped shape improved design of the supply chain to change cost drivers and process flows.
This paper explores:
• Efforts by the Institute of Supply Management are also discussed to
help guide purchasing professionals toward incorporating sustainability
on the supply side of the supply chain.
• Question and answer is anticipated to center around:
o U.S. company logistics sustainability efforts
o The ability to effectively benchmark company logistics efforts
|Keywords:||Supply Chain Management, Economic Sustainability, Logistics, Cost|
Associate Professor, College of Business Administration, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA
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