Supply Chain or Value Chain?

Michael Porter first addressed the notion of value chains in his famous business writing Competitive Strategy. He explains the concept as a set of business processes operating within a firm that together provide increased value to customers. This value building set of process operations incorporates information and activities connecting a company’s supply side with its…

Building Sustainable & Resilient Supply Chains

Recently I attended a panel discussion on supply chain sustainability sponsored by the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals Southern California Roundtable. The diverse panel consisted of leaders from Sony Electronics, Vans,FoodLogiQ and Clean Energy Fuels and offered a rich discussion surrounding efforts to implement sustainable practices in large international supply chains and how these…

Hello world sustainSCM is live!

This blog is meant to share, discuss and outline challenges and opportunities in supply chain management and sustainability. Supply chain and operations management are areas of business constantly evolving and give leadership endless opportunities for increased efficiency, cost cutting and innovation. I want to outline and debate best practices in systems innovation, data management and…