Green Supply Chain Management. Introduction. Background Product Life Cycle Supply Chain Management Industry Practices The Future Conclusions. Background.
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What is it? Lots of definitions.
Here’s one -
Management of Materials and Resources from Suppliers to Manufacturer/Service Provider to Customer and Back, with the Natural Environment Explicitly Considered (hopefully in a conscientious manner).
The Operational Instantiation of Industrial Ecosystems
Raw and Virgin Material
New Components and Parts
Distribution, Forward Logistics
Recycled, Reused Material and Parts
Purchasing, Materials Management, Inbound Logistics
Recyclable Materials and Components
Supply Chain vs. Supply Chain
Supply Chain Elements
Supply Chain => Supply Cycles
Prequalification of suppliers
Environmental requirements at the purchasing phase
Supply base environmental performance management
Build environmental considerations into product design
Cooperate with suppliers to deal with end-of-pipe environmental issues
Influence legislation to facilitate better SCEM policies
Work with industry peers to standardize requirements
Inform suppliers of corporate environmental concerns
Promote exchange of information and ideas
USAEP, 2001, USAEP, (2001), “Greening the Supply Chain”, U.S. – Asia Environmental Program,http://www.usaep.org/ctem/greening.htm.