What Does it Mean to Have a Sustainable Supply Chain?

Wikipedia defines supply chain sustainability as “a business issue affecting an organization supply chain or logistics network in terms of environmental, risk and waste costs.” It is increasingly seen by both executives and consumers as essential to both the economy and our planet’s future. A sustainable supply chain helps the environment while also enhancing brand reputation…

Landscape scene show components of a cradle to cradle supply chain

Building a Cradle-to-Cradle Supply Chain

The cradle-to-cradle supply chain is a relatively new idea that builds upon the circular business model. When executed correctly, this strategy makes an entire network more sustainable while improving resource use and cutting costs. Luckily, there are many simple ways companies can develop a cradle-to-cradle approach and take advantage of these benefits.  Managers can initiate…