Early Efforts Embracing Supply Chain Environmental Sustainability

By M. Theodore Farris.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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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

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 6, Issue 6, pp.181-192. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.206MB).

Dr. M. Theodore Farris

Associate Professor, College of Business Administration, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA

Dr. M. Theodore Farris is an Professor at the University of North Texas. He is a 2009 Charn Uswachoke International Scholar and in 2008 he served as an Austrian-American Fulbright Scholar, the 2nd ever awarded in the field of logistics. He holds a PhD. in Business Logistics and a M.A.B.A in Information Systems from The Ohio State University, an M.B.A. in Materials Logistics Management from Michigan State University, and a B.S. in Business and a Certificate of City and Regional Planning from Arizona State University.

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