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Sustainability in Supply Chain Management (Collection) by Steven M. Leon, Robert Palevich, Peter A. Soyka

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1. Lean Sustainable Technologies

The supply chain is composed of all the parts of the enterprise and its associated trading partners. The Lean Green Supply Chain is made up of two major components: external and internal. There is a synergy between these two parts. The internal savings can, in some cases, be equal to the external supply chain savings. To exclude the internal improvements that supplement the productivity of the External Lean Supply Chain is to miss out on a major component of long-term sustainability.

The external side represents the suppliers and customers throughout the supply chain. Collaborative technologies and software can be used to minimize the cost of the organization and decrease the company’s carbon footprint. Forecasting ...

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