Gartner Research

Designing an Environmentally Sustainable Supply Chain Network

Published: 28 February 2017

ID: G00315165

Analyst(s): Pam Fitzpatrick , Kamala Raman


An increasing number of companies incorporate sustainability goals into their corporate business practices. This research will help supply chain leaders responsible for network design to model these objectives, and understand the financial and nonfinancial impacts in scenario planning.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create a Strong Baseline Assessment of the Existing Network so You Can Select the Right Metrics
  • Include Environmental Impact Objectives in Network Models
  • Select Use Cases That Are Appropriate for Your Organization's Maturity Level and Objectives

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