Executive Briefings

The State of the 'Green' Supply Chain

Everybody knows that the drivers for green initiatives in the enterprise include high fuel costs, social pressures and investor demands. So what's being done? Many companies are going after low-hanging fruit, such as implementing more efficient energy systems, especially on the transportation side. The greater challenges are in reformulating products and changing manufacturing processes, says Adrian Gonzalez, research director at ARC Advisory Group. Not only are these projects more costly, but many companies want to see greater stability in the regulatory environment before they effect changes. [Run Time (Min): 16:04]


Everybody knows that the drivers for green initiatives in the enterprise include high fuel costs, social pressures and investor demands. So what's being done? Many companies are going after low-hanging fruit, such as implementing more efficient energy systems, especially on the transportation side. The greater challenges are in reformulating products and changing manufacturing processes, says Adrian Gonzalez, research director at ARC Advisory Group. Not only are these projects more costly, but many companies want to see greater stability in the regulatory environment before they effect changes. [Run Time (Min): 16:04]