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How to Assess Trade-Offs Between Sustainability and Operational Goals in the Hierarchy of Supply Chain Metrics

Published: 19 October 2017

ID: G00319858

Analyst(s): Pam Fitzpatrick , Debra Hofman


Today, many organizations focus on sustainability as a distinct objective for business performance. Supply chain leaders can use this guidance to lead conversations about the implications of environmental sustainability and social responsibility goals on supply chain and business performance.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Include Sustainability in Supply Chain Objectives
  • Use Examples to Educate Your Team and Guide Discussions About How to Align Goals and Manage Trade-Offs
    • Example No. 1: Switching to Renewable Energy at Manufacturing Plants
    • Example No. 2: Changing Suppliers to Encourage Social and Environmental Change


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