Sustainable ecommerce: long-term sustainable supply chains
November 1, 2021
A supply chain comprises the organizations, activities and procedures associated with all stages of the business processes of planning, sourcing, processing, manufacturing and delivery of goods and services.
A sustainable supply chain is one that seeks to minimize adverse environmental and social impacts, addressing issues such as water and energy consumption, pollution, worker labor conditions, biosecurity, marginalized communities, biodiversity, and land use.
Sustainable supply chain trends and challenges
Sustainability in your supply chain can help your business grow.
Consumers are changing their purchasing preferences based on sustainability, consumers are concerned about humane and fair treatment of workers as well as respect for the environment.
Plastic waste is increasing but alternatives exist
With the rise of online sales comes an increase in demand for inexpensive lightweight packaging materials capable of getting products safely into the hands of shoppers. The problem is that even plastics that are marketed as recyclable usually end up in landfills, incinerators or in our waterways.
However, plastic is not your only option. Sustainable packaging alternatives are now available.
The future of the sustainable supply chain
In an increasingly competitive business world, companies need to implement strategies to innovate their processes through digital transformation. Investing in technology can provide better products or services to consumers.
Automating supply chains enables companies to gain a stronger market presence. Integrated management impacts purchasing, optimizing it, manages the order of warehouses to organize demand and, finally, ensures maximum use of transportation. These actions are beneficial in the medium and long term.