Sustainable SCM: Refocus on the Big Picture

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Sep 26, 2011 9:04 AM ET
Scan the broad spectrum of Supply Chain Management (SCM) success over the past few decades and you are very likely to find the predominate area of focus to be transactional in nature.  With most procurement organizations targeting price, inventory, and transportation efficiencies, there can be a tendency to allow valuable and talented resources to get caught in the weeds. 
The emergence of sustainable supply chain management provides the opportunity to review processes, materials, and operational concepts from a broader perspective.   Our sustainability consulting finds today’s leading SCM-focused companies are targeting the unique value opportunity with a refocus on the ‘big picture’.
“The average procurement organization maintains an unbalanced project portfolio that heavily favors traditional sources of value: buy impact or savings from buying efficiencies….Leading organizations build more robust project portfolios by encouraging creativity and bolder thinking, demonstrating persistent thought leadership in business partner interactions” –CEB Views   Click here to continue reading Sustainable SCM: Refocus on the Big Picture

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