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Published: June 10, 2008

 
 

Start with Sourcing


Reprint No. 08206

Author Profiles:


Martha Turner is a principal with Booz & Company in New York. With deep expertise in strategic sourcing, she specializes in improving operating efficiency and effectiveness for consumer packaged goods and media companies and leads the firm’s work in green sourcing.

Pat Houston is a vice president with Booz & Company in New York. He specializes in operational and organizational trans­formation, with particular emphasis on sourcing and supply chain initiatives in the consumer and media industries, and he leads Booz & Company’s North American sourcing business.

Also contributing to this article was Booz & Company Associate Jodi Miller.

 

 
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Resources

  1. Daniel C. Esty and Andrew S. Winston, Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage (Yale University Press, 2006): Numerous examples of companies that prove that sustainable can also mean profitable.
  2. eyeforprocurement, “Green Purchasing Report,” July 2007: Results of a survey on current practices in green sourcing.
  3. Georgina Grenon, Joseph Martha, and Martha Turner, “How Big Is Your Carbon Footprint?” Supply Chain Quarterly, Fourth Quarter 2007: Companies are looking for opportunities to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions in their supply chains.
  4. Art Kleiner, “Materials Witnesses,” s+b, Fall 2005: The hidden challenges of green sourcing, including learning to overcome competitive secrecy and diverging specifications.
  5. William McDonough and Michael Braungart, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things (North Point Press, 2002): Discussion of the need to create carbon-neutral products.
  6. Hardin Tibbs, “How Green Is My Value Chain?s+b Leading Ideas Online, 10/23/07: An argument for turning the value chain into a value loop.
  7. Carbon Trust Web site: Provides a variety of resources for reducing carbon footprints, including case studies.
  8. For more on global perspectives, sign up for s+b’s RSS feeds.
 
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