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Greentech Media and GTM Research

October 14, 2009 07:00 ET

Sustainable Supply Chain Leaders Reap Bottom-Line Benefits, According to New Report From Greentech Media

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - GTM Research, the research arm of Greentech Media, has released a new report: "Greening the Supply Chain: Benchmarking Sustainability Practices and Trends." The findings of the report shed light on the current and future market of sustainable supply chain trends, reporting and barriers. A free executive summary of the report can be found here.

Current green supply chain leaders benefit by reducing costs, increasing revenue from products that excite customers, creating long-term sustainable goals for their company and by being recognized as leaders in the sustainable market. Companies have so far focused primarily on energy reduction in the supply chain, but other efforts include designing products to be more efficient to transport, including energy efficiency requirements as part of all product design specifications and designing energy efficient models available for all product lines.

The report authors interviewed executive management, EHS, manufacturing and operations, supply chain, facility and environmental affairs professionals headquartered in North America to complete the study. Case studies were also included, taken from qualitative interviews with supply chain executives and sustainability officers.

"The supply chain represents a big opportunity for firms to realize the financial, operational and strategic benefits of sustainable business practices," said David Schatsky, an author of the report. "Our research paints a picture of sustainable supply chain leaders with lessons for every company."

Read more about the report here: Join the authors for a free one-hour webinar discussing the findings of the report on Oct. 20, 2009:

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