03 Sep '12, 1pm

How a new tool can help make supply chains stronger, more sustainable

How a new tool can help make supply chains stronger, more sustainable

In the modern global economy, almost every company has a supply chain that reaches around the world. On Labor Day, a day when most Americans enjoy a day off to honor working men and women, we should acknowledge, too, the millions of invisible hands that are the backbone of these global supply chains. These are the people (too often children) who stitch the shirts on our backs, harvest the coffee beans that end up in our cups, and assemble the smart phones in our pockets, often toiling in conditions we can scarcely imagine. They are the foundation of the global economy and essential to its future. Supply chain management is a major focus of The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability , a practical framework for developing a sustainable business strategy. Building resilient supply chains is essential in an era when increasing extreme weather events aro...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/08/31/strengthen-supply...

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