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Sustainability Delivered by Madeleine Pullman

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CHAPTER 6

Emerging Trends

Whether companies are required by consumers, retail partners, or regulators to adopt more sustainable supply chain practices, or are choosing on their own to initiate sustainable practices, the playing field for supply chain management is clearly changing. Just as the quality and lean movements of the 1980s and 1990s transformed the way businesses were managed, sustainability concepts are today taking root, with no reversal of the trend in sight. Rather, continuous adoption appears to be the norm, as businesses realize that the resources that sustain their operations are becoming limited, that instability created by environmental and social problems can pose a severe supply chain threat, and that consumers want to ...

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