Demand-driven Supply Chains and Sustainability Term Paper by ABCs

Demand-driven Supply Chains and Sustainability
An examination of the importance of demand-driven supply chains along with accomplishing sustainability objectives in transportation businesses.
# 111212 | 2,835 words | 6 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 13, 2009 in Business (Industries) , Business (Applied Operations)


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Description:

This paper aims to illustrate how effective companies are becoming in transforming their supply chains to be more demand driven, while at the same time accomplishing sustainability objectives. It discusses the business factors that contribute to greater levels of demand-driven supply network performance while at the same time accomplishing sustainability objectives. The paper focuses on the business area of transportation.

Table of Contents:
Executive Summary
The Return on Investment (ROI) of Redefining Purchasing Criteria and Suppliers' Roles
Optimizing Material Handling for Sustainability and a Lean Supply Chain
Consolidating Storage Locations for more Efficient MRO Operations
Benefits of seeking out Material Yield Optimization in the Supply Chain
Product Take-Back and Recycling Strategies
Summary

From the Paper:

"The movement of products through a supply chain including the logistics and material handling often has significant potential for cost reduction and the attainment of sustainability objectives. Packaging is an area where suppliers and buyers have worked to create opportunities for cost reduction and the attainment of CSR and sustainability objectives as well. From the traditional brown boxes to the custom-molded packaging that uses highly engineering molds to sustain shock and vibration, material handling is often seen as an essential high cost for minimizing product loss. With so much of a given products' cost represented by packaging and the fact that the majority of it is wasted after the product is delivered, many companies who have completed studies in this area did not realize the extent of their packaging was only used once and then discarded. Studies completed also show that the greater the re-use and accurate forecasting of packaging materials, the higher the level of profitability attained supply-chain wide (Zhu, Sarkis, Lai, 2008)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Jane Barrett (2007, November). Demand-Driven is an Operational Strategy. Industrial Management, 49(6), 14-19,5. Retrieved April 27, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1398349881).
  • EPA (2000) The Lean and Green Supply Chain: A Practical Guide for Materials Managers and Supply Chain Managers to Reduce Costs and Improve Environmental Performance. EPA Publishing. Retrieved April 19, 2008 from location: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/library/pubs/archive/acct-archive/pubs/lean.pdf
  • K W Green Jr, D Whitten, R A Inman. (2007). The impact of timely information on organisational performance in a supply chain. Production Planning & Control, 18(4), 274. Retrieved April 27, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1278669371).
  • Melissa J. Markley, Lenita Davis. (2007). Exploring future competitive advantage through sustainable supply chains. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 37(9), 763-774. Retrieved April 27, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1381001101).
  • Purba Rao, Diane Holt. (2005). Do green supply chains lead to competitiveness and economic performance? International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 25(9/10), 898-916. Retrieved April 27, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 918428281).

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APA Format

Demand-driven Supply Chains and Sustainability (2009, January 13) Retrieved August 03, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/demand-driven-supply-chains-and-sustainability-111212/

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"Demand-driven Supply Chains and Sustainability" 13 January 2009. Web. 03 August. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/demand-driven-supply-chains-and-sustainability-111212/>

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