sustainable supply chain Articles

  • Environmental information for sustainable supply chains

    Sustainable supply chains are nowadays seen as appropriate ways to achieve sustainability in interorganisational business. However, the concept is not widely spread. The aim of this paper is thus to assess ways of achieving sustainable supply chains. Furthermore, we discuss the characteristics and features of sustainable supply chains and investigate the usability of the concept for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainability through the implementation of sustainable supply chain networks

    Sustainability and sustainable development became two of the most popular expressions of our time in politics, science and business. However, a movement towards sustainability is only possible if companies develop concepts in production and logistics integrating both economic and ecological goals and measures. Managing sustainability seems to be more effective on a supply chain network level than ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Five ingredients for developing a sustainable supply chain

    Developing a sustainable supply chains is one of the major challenges for food and beverage companies and is still in its infancy. Responsibility for sustainability is clearly identified at board level and is now embedded throughout their organisations. However, developing a sustainable supply chain is more complicated to address, particularly if the number of suppliers is large ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Beyond the Brand: leaders in supply chain environmental sustainability

    Companies ignore the magnitude of their supply chain environmental impacts - and the environmental and financial risks and opportunities that they represent-at their own peril, writes James Salo. Republished from Newsweek; with ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • If a tree falls in the supply chain

    Forests provide habitat for over half of the world’s terrestrial plant and animal species, mitigate climate change by sequestering carbon, and contribute the livelihoods of more than 1 billion people around the world. But they’re rapidly disappearing: 13 million acres of forests have been leveled each year over the past decade, largely due to the global demand for beef, palm oil, ...


    By Ensia

  • Risks and supply chains

    The increasing relevance of networking in supply chains is altering the perception of corporate risk and of its measurement and management. Supply chains have expanded hand in hand with the opportunities and the new challenges that firms face in assuming their desired place in a changing environment whose 'Nouvelle Donne' include competitive intensity, technological change, globalisation; ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Supply Chain Management

    The significant impact that members of the supply chain have on organisations’ environmental performance, either through their actions or the products they supply, is increasingly becoming recognised throughout business. Examples of organisations which have faced legal action, financial loss, and damage to corporate image as a result of their supply chain partners' activities are numerous, and as ...


    By WYG

  • Rethinking the Global Supply Chain

    Shifting global dynamics and internal business process changes are compelling manufacturers and retailers to challenge the status quo and reinvent their supply chains Demand is a fickle thing. In today’s global, e-commerce-oriented economy, that one simple truth resonates. Against a backdrop of geopolitical provocations, social conflict, and oil price ...


    By LLamasoft, Inc.

  • Green supply chain management: the development of supply chain carbon maps

    In recent times, environmental thinking has become a prominent feature in the design of supply chain networks leading to the concepts of low carbon supply chains and green supply chain management. Understanding the sources and levels of emissions within the supply chain is the first step needed to fully design a low carbon supply chain. This paper helps to develop the concept of supply chain ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integrated rural development supply chain

    Integrated rural development supply chain Scenario base  : 43 core rural projects Capital               : sh. 19.6 b (US $ 230 m) Annual returns : sh 2.8 trillion (US $ 32.4 b) or 150 times the capital cost ...


    By Shada Online

  • Applying ERP to the biomass supply chain

    Green alternatives to hydrocarbon-based fuels are increasingly derived from recycled waste materials, including paper and packaging materials; residues from other industrial processes, and perhaps most importantly, biomass. Biomass comprises plant waste and plant by-products, and currently represents one of the most exciting avenues of research in the development of alternatives to fossil fuels. ...


    By MHG Systems Ltd

  • 3 Characteristics of The Modern Supply Chain

    Today having a modern and agile supply chain can mean the difference between staying afloat and sinking.  Over 80% of businesses report experiencing at least one supply chain disruption in 2014.  With constant and rapidly changing market conditions, organizations need to be lean and flexible in order to respond to disruptions quickly and effectively. ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Supply chain compliance and data quality

    What is supply chain compliance? For different disciplines it might mean different things. From an EH&S perspective it is a relatively new concept where a particular company has responsibility up and down their supply chain for the compliance of their raw materials, finished goods, as well was what has been done for their end users and of course end of life, disposal or take back, ...


    By 3E Company

  • New Supply Chain Insight (SCi) Tool, Helps Companies Improve Sustainability Performance of their Supply Chains

    PHILADELPHIA - Five Winds International announced the launch of a unique tool to help companies manage and improve the environmental and social performance of their supply chains. Supply Chain Insight Tool (SCi) ® provides companies with the information they need to better understand, manage and integrate social and environmental sustainability into their supply chain ...

  • Sustainability in supply chain management: a literature review and a conceptual flow cycle

    A literature review on sustainability in supply chain management is presented. The review differs from past ones in that it surveys more the non-operations management articles such as those in the areas of industrial ecology, clusters/eco-industrial parks, economics of locality, systems learning and thinking. Inspired by the review, a conceptual flow cycle for sustainable networks is developed in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Data warehouses for sustainable supply chain management: a reference framework

    This paper presents a reference architecture for information integration in sustainable supply chain management. This architecture aims to provide an integrated information infrastructure across a supply chain. It is intended to provide support to the interchange of information related to the socially responsible management of corporations by coordinating and communicating the information stored ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New eco-operation study sheds light on supply chain sustainability

    Achieving verifiable sustainability throughout the supply and demand chain can be a daunting task for any company, especially for those who have a substantial amount of partners involved from top to bottom. As global product manufacturers are now placing more emphasis on being competitive and environmentally conscious as a result of social, economic and regulatory factors, pressure has mounted ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Green economy with sustainable value chains

    From habitat to home – responsible agro-commodity governance – palm oil CHALLENGE: Agricultural output is expected to double and resource efficiency increase tenfold in the coming decades. Only a rapid transformation in the way products and services are produced and consumed will ensure the continued delivery of essential ecosystem services provided by a healthy environment ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Achieving supply chain environment management: an exploratory study

    The concept of collaborating with supply chain parties to improve manufacturing sustainability is referred to as Supply Chain Environmental Management (SCEM) or 'greening the supply chain'. The extant literature suggests the benefits of SCEM but offers no guidelines for its development and practice. Using case research that involved direct observation and systematic interviews with five ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Increasing Environmental Commitment in Supply Chain Performance Management

    In 2015, China reinforced its environmental policies and laws, strengthening air and water pollution controls. Trend toward Environmental Commitment Almost immediately, polluters found themselves subject to litigation, for example, a group of chemical companies subjected to compensation demands for about US$26 million (1). China is supporting victims of ...


    By SGS

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