Sustainable Companies Redefining the Term ‘Business Flexibility’

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Jul 27, 2011 1:09 PM ET
‘Flexibility’ has often been a term used in the business world to define progressive organizational cultures seeking to align employee needs with business interests.  Examples might include flexible work hours, remote work stations, or telecommuting.  However, growing market complexities and business sustainability needs have redefined the term ‘business flexibility’.
Our sustainability consulting oractuce now finds the characteristics of sustainable businesses often center around a high degree of flexibility.  As described in the post, Flexibility Promoting a Health and Sustainable Supply Chain, companies over the last few decades have introduced this business sustainability concept into their sustainable supply chain management practices.  
Organizations that design their internal processes to be more preemptive and responsive to changing market conditions benefit from improved profitability, happier customers, and a supply chain that serves as a competitive advantage.  –CBE Views
Today, sustainable businesses are taking flexibility a step further.  A PRTM survey recently revealed that more and more executives now realize cost savings and revenue potential of supply chain flexibility.  This new research identifies five specific “levers” that increase operational improvements:  click here to read how sustainable companies are redefining business flexibility

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