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How do You Manage Transportation Risk in a Sustainable Supply Chain?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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A growing focus on sustainable supply chain management over the past few years has proven to be a big cost savings opportunity for many businesses.  With traditional procurement strategies primarily focused on cost savings through vendor reduction, leverage spend, inventory reductions, transaction efficiencies, a shifting sustainability mindset is elevating supply chain thinking.  More strategically focused organizations are evaluating business sustainability risks tha

Sustainable Leadership: Are you a Diminisher or Multiplier?

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The post, How to Bring out the Best in Your Boss, identifies two types of bosses, "diminishers", who get less than 50% of the capability of people around them, and "multipliers" who get virtually 100%."   Another post, 

Business Sustainability: A Fix or a Change?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Is your company seeking to move up the business sustainability scale?  Are you searching for that singular ‘silver bullet’ or ‘quick fix’ that will solve a specific problem? Or is the organization and its management committed to a more continuous learning mindset change?  

Leaders Walking Their Green Talk Promote Productivity

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Studies show there is a growing disconnect between company perception and reality.  Despite growing business sustainability action, a recent report finds that only 16% of managers on the front line feel there is consumer trust in their company and its actions.  From an employee perspective, the post,

Has Your Business Discovered Your Energy Efficiency Incentives?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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One of the most significant ways to reduce business environmental impact is through managed energy consumption.  As a sustainability consultant, we advise clients on ways to incorporate energy efficiency  and source control as part of a comprehensive energy management pla

A Rebounding Economy: What is a Supply Chain to Do?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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As the economy now turns towards a brighter future, focus is shifting from reduction towards growth.   Companies are looking to their lean supply chains to make a quick recovery and respond to an increasing demand.  Sill charged with holding cost flat: What is a supply chain manager to do? 

What is Your Small Business Growth Plan for 2011?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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With the changing landscape of business and greater evidence now pointing to sustainability as critical component to future business success, companies that are ready to get going in January can make some quick progress.  While the rest of the business world may still be recovering from the holiday slow-down, business sustainability planning and resource alignment can pla

Think Outside of the Green Box

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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When you think of "Sustainability" what comes up for you?  It is so big and broad in scope, yet any one definition  of it can also be so very small or too defining.  This dual state presents a number of challenges when attempting to focus the business sustainability conversation.  Too often the business world sees only the challenges directly in front of them and limit the range of possibilities to what has already been achieved.  Like many others, we seek to go beyond the bounds of the current state and explore the avenues of business sustainability that will bridge this gap. 

Is Your Business One of the Top Small Company Workplaces?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Now is your chance to find out! Our friends at Winning Workplaces are collaborating with Inc. to recognize "Top Small Company Workplaces" that have built corporate cultures that foster a productive work environment and satisfied employees. First steps include determining if your company qualifies for the award by visiting the site and make a note, Top Small Company Workplaces Award application deadline is January 14, 2011. 

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