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Supply Chain Standards Bring Clarity, Focus for Companies

October 13th, 2011

It’s safe to say that the majority of supply chain professionals did not enter the field to become environmental decision makers.  Yet more and more they are the lynchpin of sustainability strategies in leading companies.

Still, the question arises – why would a company want to add environment to the existing safety, quality, reliability, and cost issues they already manage in their supply chains?

Like with other business metrics, the numbers tell part of the story:


Holly Lahd


Graduate Research Fellow, University of Minnesota Northstar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise
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