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November 2015

November 2015

By now, I’m guessing that everyone has seen Matthew McConaughey’s commercials for Lincoln, especially the one for the hybrid. “It’s not about huggin’ trees,” he tells us as he looks wistfully into the horizon. “It’s not about bein’ wasteful either. You just gotta find that balance.” Whether or not you think they’re cheesy (my wife is not a fan), McConaughey’s lines are spot on for this month’s issue of Supply Chain Management Review, which takes what we hope is a balanced look at sustainability in the supply chain.
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November 2015

November 2015

By now, I’m guessing that everyone has seen Matthew McConaughey’s commercials for Lincoln, especially the one for the hybrid. “It’s not about huggin’ trees,” he tells us as he looks wistfully into the horizon. “It’s not about bein’ wasteful either. You just gotta find that balance.” Whether or not you think they’re cheesy (my wife is not a fan), McConaughey’s lines are spot on for this month’s issue of Supply Chain Management Review, which takes what we hope is a balanced look at sustainability in the supply chain.

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November 2015 Features

4
Competitive Supply Chains: Optimized Demand Management
Author’s note: This is the third in a series of columns on competitive supply chains.

8
Tracking the Value of Traceability
The ability to track and trace products is fundamental to sound supply chain management.

12
Climate Change Adds to Supply Chain Complexity
Operational concerns notwithstanding, both brands and their suppliers face increasing pressure to provide sustainable services and products across their value chains.

16
Sustainability as Strategy: Caught in the Luxury Trap
Once lauded as the right thing to do, many sustainability efforts have languished post-recession as consumers have balked at paying a luxury...

26
How Sustainable is Your New Product Development Process?
New products and services may be driving business today, but in and of itself, new product development may not be enough. To...

34
How They Did it: Unilever’s Journey to “Zero Waste to the Landfill”
In 2010, Unilever hit the reset button on sustainability and set an ambitious goal to take waste out of the supply chain. By 2014,...

42
The Many Flavors Of Network Optimization
When it comes to network optimization, no one thing drives the decision to locate facilities in one part of the country over...

50
Managing the Dark Side of Close Buyer-Supplier Relationships
It is all too easy for relationships between companies and their suppliers to become too chummy and for essential checks and balances...

56
Lean Forward: Closing the Loop Between Planning and Execution
What operations executives really think, but don’t say aloud.

58
The Trade-offs of Outsourcing Procurement
Before you decide to outsource routine procurement activities, consider what your organization values most.

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