By Balkan Cetinkaya, Richard Cuthbertson, Graham Ewer, Thorsten Klaas-Wissing, Wojciech Piotrowicz, Christoph Tyssen

This e-book makes a speciality of the necessity to enhance sustainable offer chains - economically, environmentally and socially.This e-book isn't really a couple of want record of impractical offerings, however the fact of selections confronted by way of all these interested by offer chain administration today.Our definition of sustainable offer chains isn't really constrained to so-called "green" provide chains, yet recognises that during order to be really sustainable, offer chains needs to function inside of a practical monetary constitution, in addition to give a contribution price to our society. offer chains are usually not sustainable until they're realistically funded and valued. therefore, a true definition of sustainable provide chain administration needs to take account of all appropriate monetary, social and environmental issues.This ebook includes examples from quite a lot of real-life case reports, and synthesizes the learnings from those many various occasions to supply the elemental development blocks on the centre of winning logistics and provide chain management.

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Define Sustainability As a Strategic Issue and Be Concrete Best practice companies show different characteristics: Sustainability is a strategic issue and is given top management commitment, with responsibility for sustainability being assigned to management at board level. Sustainability is integrated in the corporate policy and strategy in the form of guiding principles and visions. Based on a topdown approach, sustainability is rooted in the supply chain strategy and sustainability goals are defined in concrete supply chain KPI systems.

How should we fit? Step 6: Implementation Step 5: Operationalisation How do we get there? Fig. 1 Structure of this chapter long-term customer-focused supply chains. It calls for the development of sustainable supply chain strategies which create a sustainable competitive advantage. We will focus in this chapter on how to develop a supply chain strategy for sustainability, and on how to integrate it into your existing supply chain. 2 introduces the basics of competitive strategy and supply chain strategy, the relationship between the two, and finally, their links with sustainability.

Each dimension, social, economic and environmental can be further divided into three sub-dimensions. Improvement along any of these dimensions, without a detrimental effect in another dimension, will lead to more sustainable supply chains. Economic growth has usually led to greater freight transport activity within supply chains. While economic growth obviously continues to be desirable, the associated growth in the negative effects of transport requirements is unsustainable in the long term. Thus, this book aims to reduce the need for continually increasing the negative impacts of freight transport without damaging economic growth.

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