CHAPTER 1

Sustainable Supply Chain Management—The Next Industrial Revolution

Firms Map New Routes to Improved Profits and Sustainable Performance

Sustainability is viewed as “environmental, economic, and social well-being for today and tomorrow.”

International Institute for Sustainable Development1

Supply chains are changing—consider for a moment the following:

Working with supply chain executives, Accenture found empirical evidence of innovative firms creating more sustainable and high-performing supply chains by integrating and collaborating across three performance measures to drive value, namely, cost efficiency; quality of service; AND sustainability.

All of GE’s industrial business units conducted emission-reduction projects in 2010. ...

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