05 Apr '11, 12pm

Green Supply Chain Growth a Catalyst for Change

Green Supply Chain Growth a Catalyst for Change

Earlier this year, IFS North America conducted a study among manufacturing executives to find out how many of them are currently a part of a green supply chain. It turns out that about 77 percent of them were. Most of the rest expect to be a part of a green supply chain in the next few years. So what is a green supply chain, and why are so many manufacturers finding themselves part of one? A green supply chain takes into consideration not just financial cost of goods purchased from supply chain partners, but also the environmental footprint of the traditional supply chain with raw material supply, manufacturing and distribution -- directly to a customer or through channels of distribution. Also taken into account are hazardous goods, consumption of natural resources like water, discharges to the atmosphere and other environmental impacts not only during product manufacture...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/04/05/green-supply-chai...

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