31 Aug '12, 6pm

EBN - Barbara Jorgensen - Elements of a Sustainable Supply Chain via @ebnonline

As Douglas Kent of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT) recently told a Webinar audience, sustainability has a floating definition. In the context of manufacturing and environmental responsibility, sustainability can best be explained as a holistic approach to product development. From design through end of life, a sustainable product spares the environment, as well as the manufacturer's bottom line. But sustainability has to permeate an entire business. Corporations can reduce their carbon footprint through internal practices, and they can manage their relationships in an environmentally friendly manner. "You can't approach sustainability piecemeal," Ken Stanvick, a principal for the consulting firm Design Chain Associates , told us. "Everything links together -- a product's lifecycle, its carbon footprint, its conflict minerals status, and Energy Star ratings -- they all fall under su...

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