General Motors extends early lead in developing a Green supply chain


While many supply chain organizations are now just jumping on the “Green bandwagon” one company’s supply chain organization has almost a decade of experience under its belt. In the late 1990s, Detroit-based automotive giant General Motors created a supplier environmental advisory board, which included a select group of Tier 1 suppliers. “We met quarterly, and we had a good exchange of ideas,” says Pat Beattie, director, chemical risk management in GM’s Environmental Services department. “However, we wanted to get more of the suppliers involved.”


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