Supply Chain Sustainability Sustainability has become a major issue for supply chains worldwide. What are some of the major challenges (both cross-functional and inter-firm) that leaders and managers face in achieving sustainability throughout the supply chain. Add any real-world examples, if applicable.

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Supply Chain Sustainability

Sustainability has become a major issue for supply chains worldwide. What are some of the major challenges (both cross-functional and inter-firm) that leaders and managers face in achieving sustainability throughout the supply chain. Add any real-world examples, if applicable.

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Sustainability is the process of maintaining the flow of supply chain processes at a certain level. Supply chain sustainability refers to a comprehensive view of the supply chain strategies, technologies, processes, and logistics network that inscribes the social, environmental, economic, and other aspects of the supply chain. According to recent research, the supply chain has increased up to the four-time greenhouse gas emission whereas some organizations working in the water-stressed areas across the globe also impact the environment and biodiversity in that area. Factors that influence the sustainability of the supply chain of an organization are pollution from different sources, carbon emission, deforestation, security and safety of employees.

Step 2

The major challenges that business executives and leaders are facing in the organization to maintain sustainability are as follows.

  • Increment in cost

The cost incurred in the supply chain management processes must be under the budget of the organization. The supply chain should be self-sustainable so that the cost can be kept under control.

 

  • Orperationalizable of the sustainable development

The major issues that can occur during the operation of the supply chain are lack of interest among employees in the operationalizing of the supply chain processes, the inefficient experience of machinery and tools, and lack of knowledge of the latest technologies.

 

  • Changing business envi...

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