Sustainability Delivered: Designing Socially and Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains

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Business Expert Press, Apr 26, 2012 - Business & Economics - 180 pages
If you are a supply chain manager, an executive, an entrepreneur, or a stakeholder in a sustainable business, this book will help you develop the awareness and skills needed to support sustainable supply chain management in your firm. The authors introduce the many ways that social and environmental responsibility can be integrated into supply chain management, from sustainable product and process design to programs and techniques that support product end-of-life management. The book begins with a discussion of sustainability and business strategy. It then explores product and process design, sustainable purchasing and logistics, and product end-of-life management topics. The authors include real-world examples and cases from some of the world’s leading companies in sustainable supply chain management. The examples range from small local companies to large multinational players to give a broad range of ideas to the reader. With case examples, workshops, and step-by-step instructions on how to create a sustainable supply chain, Sustainability Delivered is the most practical and usable book on the market that will help you and other business leaders to authentically pursue and deliver on sustainability ideals

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About the author (2012)

Madeleine (Mellie) Pullman is the Willamette Industries Professor of Supply Chain Management at Portland State University. She earned her PhD in Business Administration, MBA, and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah. She has previously taught at Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Presidio Graduate School, Cornell University, and many other schools. She has written books on food supply chain management and service operations, as well as numerous articles for journals and periodicals. She teaches sustainable supply management and operations MBA courses regularly at Portland State University and is a visiting faculty at Bainbridge Graduate Institute and in the Presidio Graduate School’s Sustainable Management program.

Margaret (Maty) Sauter earned her MBA from Portland State University and her BA from Reed College. Maty is a facilitator and strategic planning consultant, working nationwide. While at Portland State, Maty researched and edited Food Supply Chain Management: Economic, Social and Environmental Perspectives, coauthored by Madeleine Pullman and Zhaohui Wu. Her additional graduate research focused on the intersection of sustainability, business strategy, and operations. Her professional interests include working with start-ups and organizational development.

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