Green Supply Chains: An Action Manifesto

Emmet Stuart - Vivek Sood


Stuart Emmett and Vivek Sood's book provides a clear strategic overview and actionable plan for the implementation of green supply chains. For anyone grappling with the elements required to change an organization's supply chain strategy in a 'green' direction, this book is a must read.
 9780470689417 /  John Wiley /  2010 /  1ste editie /  294p. /  hc / 

Green Supply Chains: An Action Manifesto

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Stuart Emmett and Vivek Sood's book provides a clear strategic overview and actionable plan for the implementation of green supply chains. For anyone grappling with the elements required to change an organization's supply chain strategy in a 'green' direction, this book is a must read.

"Having worked with Stuart Emmett on other ground breaking books, I can empathically say that this book written with Vivek Sood is another one in the same mould. This enjoyable book not only covers a topic that is critically relevant for every individual, but also provides a practical road map for a green supply chain strategy. Strongly recommended, it is a book of it time." —Barry Crocker, Author and MSC Program Leader, University of Salford

"After co-creating the supply chain management methodology in 1979, I have remained at the forefront of this field for the last 30 years by continually pushing the boundaries of thoughts and applications in Supply Chain Management. But, during all this time, nothing has excited me as much as our current endeavor on Green Supply Chains. It is the need of the moment, resonating in all directions. What is more important, it makes perfect commercial sense.

This book by Vivek Sood and Stuart Emmett is a big step in furthering that discussion. It should be on the bookshelf of every progressive manager." —Dr Wolfgang Partsch, Global Supply Chain Group, Munich, Germany

Table of contents :

Foreword. Preface. About this book. About the authors.

Part 1: INTRODUCTION. Chapter 1: Introduction to Green Supply Chains. 1.1 Benefi ts of Green Supply Chains. 1.2 Traditional and Green Supply Chains. 1.3 Green Supply Chains and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 1.4 Drivers of Green Supply Chain. 1.5 Green Supply Chain Framework. Chapter 2: Impact on Bottom Line through Green Supply Chains. 2.1 Key Contributors to the Profi tability of Green Supply Chains. 2.2 Construction Industry. 2.3 Logistics Industry. 2.4 Automobile Industry. 2.5 FMCG Industry. 2.6 Chemical Industry. 2.7 Electronics Industry. 2.8 Conclusion. Appendix: Analytical Methodology and Details for Cost-Benefi t Analysis from Green Supply Chains.

Part 2: GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING. Chapter 3: Green Supply Chain Planning. 3.1 Life Cycle Management. 3.2 Benefi ts of Life Cycle Management. 3.3 Goals of Life Cycle Management. 3.4 Green Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP).

Part 3: GREEN PROCUREMENT AND SOURCING. Chapter 4: Green Procurement. 4.1 Procurement Defi nitions, Aims, and Scope. 4.2 Benefi ts of Green Procurement. 4.3 Drivers of Green Procurement. 4.4 Challenges. 4.5 Factors Affecting Green Procurement. 4.6 Moving towards Green Procurement. 4.7 Refl ections on Green Procurement: Joined-up Thinking.

Part 4: GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN EXECUTION. Chapter 5: Green Production. 5.1 Benefi ts of Green Production. 5.2 Drivers of Green Production. 5.3 Challenges of Green Production. 5.4 Key Components of Green Production. Chapter 6: Green Logistics. 6.1 Drivers of Green Logistics. 6.2 Benefi ts of Green Logistics. 6.3 Challenges in Green Logistics. 6.4 Moving towards Green Logistics. Chapter 7: Green Packaging. 7.1 Benefi ts of Green Packaging. 7.2 Drivers of Green Packaging. 7.3 Getting Started with Green Packaging. Chapter 8: Green Marketing. 8.1 Importance of Green Marketing. 8.2 Drivers of Green Marketing. 8.3 Challenges in Green Marketing. 8.4 Elements of Green Marketing. Chapter 9: Supply Loops. 9.1 Examples of Supply Loops. 9.2 Components of Supply Loops. 9.3 Drivers of Supply Loops. 9.4 Benefi ts of Supply Loops. 9.5 Moving towards Supply Loops.

Part 5: CARBON MANAGEMENT. Chapter 10: Carbon Footprint Minimization across the Supply Chain. 10.1 Carbon Measurement. 10.2 Carbon Minimization. 10.3 Carbon Monitoring. 10.4 Carbon Reporting.

Part 6: MIGRATION STRATEGY. Chapter 11: Green Supply Chain Migration Strategy. 11.1 Phase I, Detailed Analysis. 11.2 Phase II, Design and Implementation. 11.3 Phase III, Organizational Change Management.

Part 7: CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION. Chapter 12: Green Supply Chain Continuous Improvement. 12.1 Benefi ts of Continuous Improvement in Green Supply Chains. 12.2 Prerequisites of Continuous Improvement. 12.3 Methodology of Continuous Improvement. 12.4 Green Supply Chain Benchmarking. 12.5 Pareto Analysis. 12.6 Example of Green Supply Chain Continuous Improvement. Chapter 13: Green Supply Chain Performance Evaluation. 13.1 Benefi ts of Performance Evaluation. 13.2 Performance Evaluation Methodology. 13.3 Presenting Finding of Performance Evaluation. 13.4 Using Information from Performance Evaluation for Making Decisions. 13.5 Measurement Toolkit.

Part 8: APPENDIX – CASE STUDIES. Case Study 1: Making an End-to-end Supply Chain Green: the GFTN/WWF Initiative. Case Study 2: Collaboration in Supply Chains. Case Study 3: Green Reverse Supply Chain Waste and Kodak. Case Study 4: Green Packaging and Reverse Logistics – The Free Pack Net SRL Case Study. Case Study 5: Chicago Climate Exchange. Case Study 6: Green Grocery Stores in the Retail Sector. Case Study 7: Product Design and Recycling and Sony. Case Study 8: Renewable Energy and Geothermal Power Usage. References and Bibliography. Index.

About the authors :

Stuart Emmett has a background in supply chain, logistics and international trade. Based in the UK; he has also resided in Nigeria. Since 1998, as CEO of Learn & Change Ltd, he works as a mentor, trainer/consultant and is the author of many books on management and supply chain topics. He currently works with many industries and with many nationalities spread over five continents. Qualified at Masters Level from Cranfield University, he is also a Chartered Fellow and Chartered Member of many institutes covering the Supply Chain, Leadership, Management and People Development. Contact:

Vivek Sood is pro-active in creating, configuring, and formulating effective, secure and sustainable supply chains around the world. With supply chain experience of more than 25 years – in operations, strategy and transformations – Vivek's teams have worked on more than 100 blue chip projects on all continents adding in excess of $500 Million in value to their clients' businesses. Large corporations rely on Vivek to deliver outstanding results in their supply chain strategy & supply chain sustainability. Contact: