Gartner Research

The State of Green Supply Chain Management: Fragmented Initiatives and Piecemeal Solutions

Published: 14 November 2008

ID: G00181842

Analyst(s): Noha Tohamy

Summary

An integral part of sustainability initiatives at global organizations is the close examination of their supply chain environmental footprints. Some companies have embarked on fragmented initiatives to minimize their transportation carbon footprint or make their manufacturing plants more eco-friendly. But greening the supply chain must be founded on coherent strategies that examine the tradeoffs between environmental initiatives, profitability, and efficiency across the integrated supply chain. Here we examine these strategies, as well as the tools and services that can help define and implement them.

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