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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? 

Business Sustainability: Managing the Chaos

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Out of chaos, comes order. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Sustainability and Small Business: A Perfect Match

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Blog

In our professional consulting practice, we find that small business is often, by design, perfectly suited for sustainability implementation.  Direct interactions over the years with these organizations reveal that small enterprises are typically more intimately connected to their stakeholders.  By this, we mean that small businesses are: 

Three Executive Mindsets that Propel Sustainable Innovation

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Over the last decade, the world has witnesses a dramatic increase in eco awareness, with a significant shift in the knowledge of the everyday shopper.  Evidence of this shift can be seen in the ever increasing number of alternative products and services available to consumers today.  While ‘green’ products are flooding the market, the stable brands that will ultimately survive are harnessing consumer expectations and utilizing internal innovation as a major business sustai

SCM Tools to Manage Your Suppliers Energy Consumption

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Blog

Primarily driven by the manufacturing and component-based industries, Supply Chain Management (SCM) over the past few decades has proven to be a huge cost saving opportunity for the efficient-minded organizations.  Now, growing business sustainability risks and opportunities within the supply chain are expanding these cost savings beyond first tier suppliers.

3 Quick Business Strategies to Reduce your Carbon Footprint

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Blog

Leading companies around the globe have committed to reducing their carbon footprint as part of internal environmental policies.  An effective strategy needs to consider both direct emissions and indirect sources.

The Leading Role of Sustainability in Supply Chain Design

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Blog

Increasingly, businesses around the world are beginning to recognize the value of sustainable supply chain management, often citing cost and risk reduction opportunities.  Companies such as IBM and Wal-Mart are tapping into the value of redesign.  In addition, start-up organizations and newly formed supply chains also reali

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