The Next Focus Of Supply Chain Management

from retailsolutionsonline.com

The move toward leaner and greener supply chains have companies focused on further reducing waste and lowering excess inventory and creating more eco-friendly operations. This is escalated by the number of green-conscious consumers, as recently reported by Forrester Research indicating that 12 percent of U.S. adults – nearly 25 million people – are willing to pay extra for consumer electronics that save energy or come from a company that is environmentally responsible. As companies examine ways to streamline operations, tools that can help lower excess inventory, determine the optimal “right-shoring” plan and reduce fuel and logistics costs while lowering overall carbon emissions are in high demand.

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