Sustainability In Supply Chain Management
Studies have shown an increase in global warming which has prompted companies to change their models in order to become more environmentally friendly. It’s no different in the supply chain management industry. Sustainability is predicted to encompass all aspects of business and distribution. Although transitioning models can seem like a daunting task, implementing sustainable factors is not as complex as warehouse owners think.
According to Prologis.com, there’s a multitude of options warehouse and distribution centers are able to take when shifting towards a more environmental approach. It's immensely important to identify the goals and objectives surrounding how to improve in a sustainable manner while maintaining efficiency. Once a new mission is identified, the next step would be to create a plan of action. In addition to adhering to a general plan, creating a sustainability policy for both customers and suppliers will be highly beneficial. Touching on important areas such as transportation, conserving energy or waste management could make a big difference.
Once plans and policies are set in place it’s now time to take action on these changes. Taking action could include switching vendors or partnering with other companies that align with your values. This reflects on the brand’s identity, reliability and credibility overall.
Learn more about how sustainability is changing the supply chain management industry at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 1 & 2, 2021. Be sure to register for your free ticket to the Retail Supply Chain and Logistics Expo today!