Green Supply Chain

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GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Executive Summary
2. Introduction 3. Green Supply Chain Design 4. Green Supply Chain Benefits

5. Costs And Risks Of Green Supply Chain
6. Company which are Using Green Supply Chain In Middle East 7. LIPTON REINFORCES GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN 8. MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL USING GSC
9. CADBURY CHOCOLATE GOES GREEN WITH PURPLE 10. Conclusion 11. References
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Green Supply Chain has become a key practice for organizations to be sustainable environmentally. A Green Supply Chain can be defined as "The process of using eco friendly inputs and transforming them to final products and delivering to the customer with minimum process stages thereby cutting down the Carbon emissions at each stage, and also the final product at the end-of-life cycle should be improved or recycled or re used within the existing environment. This process develops products that can be reclaimed and re-used at the end of their life-cycle, thus creating a sustainable supply chain.”

The objective of this report is to discuss the Green Supply Chain Management Practice, its Advantages and Disadvantages, Major Benefits and Risks associated with it .And also Key issues in designing and implementing the practice, Which companies is/are this practice ideally suited for? Which companies may it not be suitable for? Examples of companies in UAE that are successfully using the practice including best practices.

From the report it is advised that, keeping in mind the benefits of green supply chain and it can also be easily implemented and there are more advantages than disadvantages. The organizations must adopt and implement Green Supply Chain Management practices and save the “Our Mother Earth”.

1) INTRODUCTION

The need to balance both the Economic and Environmental performance has become very important to the organizations which are facing competitive, regulatory and community pressures. With the increased stress on the environmental sustainability the organizations have to reduce the environmental impacts their products and services cause to the environment. In order to escalate their business, the companies have to re think and redesign the whole structure of their supply chain, Approaches such as cleaner production, environmental management and eco friendly systems have been implemented as Green management practices.

The present scenario and trend of environmental impact and degradation indicate a need for a change in the manufacturing process. That is, there must be a change in the production system which must strive towards environmental sustainability through vast reductions in the waste generation and resource usage and also move away from one time usage and product disposal. The initial step is to extend the traditional one way supply chain to a closed loop supply chain which is designed for end-of-life product, package recovery, collection and reuse, remanufacture or recycle.

The Green supply chain has all the elements of the traditional supply chain but it modifies the one-way supply chain to a form a closed loop supply chain which includes product and packaging recycling, re-use and remanufacture.

Green supply chain has become prominent in the last few years. Green supply chain management is used to reduce environmental impact of product or service and also the carbon foot print. Green supply chain includes several steps such as Green Design, Green Procurement or Sourcing, Green Manufacturing, Green Operations and...
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