Getting from A to B. A simple concept in theory, but one that has become increasingly complex in the context of the modern-day supply chain. As new businesses emerge, bringing product innovation and fresh problem-solving ideas, supply chains have expanded globally to take advantage of these new offerings. Whilst resilience and agility may be two of the biggest priorities for the future of supply chains, the importance of a cost-effective supply chain remains equally important in the present day.
However, recent global trends have seen supply chain sustainability emerge as an important aspect to consider in supply chain operations. With increased consumer pressure being placed on corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals, profit, as a catch-all measure of success, may have lost its unchallenged significance as THE measure of a company’s success.
But what does it truly mean to develop a sustainable supply chain? Why have large organisations scrambled to fix issues that were previously deemed insignificant in order to achieve sustainability?