A supply chain is a system of organizations, people, activities, information, and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer. Supply chain activities transform natural resources, raw materials, and components into a finished product that is delivered to the end customer. In sophisticated supply chain systems, used products may re-enter the supply chain at any point where residual value is recyclable. (graphic from Online MBA)
Challenges present themselves at all points in the supply chain and range from environmental to social to economic, making the supply chain a major focus of sustainability principles and practices. A related special collection is Conflict Free Minerals here on EarthSayers.tv, voices of sustainability.
We have incorporated speakers addressing ethical sourcing in this collection.
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Solutions to Capitalism's Failures by Oliver Niedermaier (2013)
Oliver Niedermaier is Chairman and CEO of TAU Investment Management, LLC, a private equity firm designed to transform global supply chains. By upgrading and de-risking suppliers, TAU uses capitalist solutions to solve capitalism’s worst failures – the undervaluation of human and natural resources. By investing to enhance the operational performance of manufacturers, TAU delivers value to all stakeholders, including investors seeking both superior returns and social and environmental benefits. His presentation was at the 2013 BSR Conference.
EarthSayer Oliver Niedermaier
Network of Partners Drives Change by Patagonia's Rick Ridgeway
Ethical Sourcing Forum Interview with AMD's Tim Mohin
The Responsible Supply Chain and The Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summits 2017
Responsibly-sourced Means Conflict-Free by Catherine Sproule
Sustainability and Raw Materials Sourcing by John Elkington
A Culture of Sustainability: Aveda by Dominique Conseil
The Impact Sourcing Challenge for Inclusivity
Being Competitive in Global Markets by Mathieu Lamolle
Industry Tools Addressing Conflict Free Minerals by John Gabriel