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Sourcing to Support the Green Initiative by Lisa Ellram, Wendy Tate

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CHAPTER 5

What Industries and Sectors Lead the Way: Part 2

Introduction

Industries like automotive and electronics industries have attempted to address environmental issues by looking at the end-of-life disposal aspects of their products. This has involved rethinking the entire product design process, material selection, and even disassembly. Supply management and suppliers play a critical role in making such efforts a success. This section explores what consumer product firms and retailers are doing in regard to environmental purchasing, highlighting some potential areas for involvement and improvement. The chapter begins with an overview of Walmart’s approach, its cost orientation, and attempts to engage its suppliers globally and really measure ...

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