Elevating SSCM: What the Leaders Are Saying

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Jul 6, 2011 11:37 AM ET
To improve business processes, minimize risk, and capitalize on a recovering economy, business executives are looking to the supply chain for business sustainability answers.  For some, like IBM, a comprehensive business sustainability plan includes applied sustainability concepts in the supply chain.  For most however, sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) begins with a necessity to improve on traditional procurement and logistic practices.
Building on articles such as, Simple Steps to Tackle Complex Supply Chain Sustainability Issues, our sustainability consulting practice continues to explore SSCM from an expanded business improvement perspective.  The Procurement Strategy Council recently received feedback from leading procurement executives on the most pressing areas of supply chain business improvement.

•    Supplier Management: Procurement spends too much time "firefighting" and not enough time proactively driving continuous improvement with suppliers.

•    Uncovering Big Project Ideas: CPOs struggle to identify effective tools for category managers that spark creative thinking and idea generation.

•    Know Where You Stand: CPOs struggle to understand the functional investments they need to make in order to move the Procurement function forward and deliver ongoing value to the business. 


Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".

Taiga Company