the difference between sustainable and robust supply chain

zohreh.kaheh

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hi every body. I have a question, what's the difference between sustainable supply chain and robust supply chain? who can explain it for me?
 

alan123

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Re: the difference between sustainable and robust supply chain

From what I know about these two methods differences are;-
Sustainable SC deals in the reduction of wastage in terms of resources by means that do not affect on the quality of work.
Robust SC deals in dynamic models of SC where at any nick of time changes can be done according to market scenario.
 

kayjsharp

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Re: the difference between sustainable and robust supply chain

Supply chain sustainability mainly concerns about the environmental issues.
Robust supply chain is serviced by stable, experienced and financially strong suppliers.
 

zohreh.kaheh

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Re: the difference between sustainable and robust supply chain

From what I know about these two methods differences are;-
Sustainable SC deals in the reduction of wastage in terms of resources by means that do not affect on the quality of work.
Robust SC deals in dynamic models of SC where at any nick of time changes can be done according to market scenario.
I think you mean lean and agile.
 

silliker

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Re: the difference between sustainable and robust supply chain

Supply chains are critical links that connect an organization's inputs to its outputs while robust supply chain management would be a supply chain that is serviced by stable, experienced and financially strong suppliers and where contingent arrangements are in place for alternate suppliers in the event of an unexpected interruption of the primary supplier.
 

rainbow

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Re: the difference between sustainable and robust supply chain

Hi All,

I completely agree with the definition given by Alan. However, I would like to elaborate on the sustainable supply chain. Many companies have recognized Sustainability as a paradigm shift and have developed Corporate Sustainbility strategies. The main functions of Sustainable Supply Chain are as follows:

Improving the environmental footprint of existing products/services(e.g., use of recycled materials, reducing packaging and waste).

Developing new products that reduce or prevent social or environmental problems.

Communicating your organization's performance on sustainabilty to investors and stakeholders.

Improving energy efficiency across global operations. Acting to enhance the impact of the organization on the communities around operations.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and/or waste/pollutants.

Implementing stronger controls over suppliers on human rights standards and on environmental standards.

However, robust supply chain as mentioned by Alan deals in dynamic models of Supply chain, which also changes according to market dynamics.
 

harryrosen797

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A sustainable supply chain indicates term commitment to procurement and supply chain management that considers the environmental, social and economic consequences of the supply chain.
A robust supply chain focuses on minimizing disruptions that cost delivering companies a lot of time and money, in addition to damaging their reputation. This is achieved by maintaining consistency in operations. Consistency in the supply chain is vital to a company’s overall performance.
 

Alexandoy

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A sustainable supply chain indicates term commitment to procurement and supply chain management that considers the environmental, social and economic consequences of the supply chain.
A robust supply chain focuses on minimizing disruptions that cost delivering companies a lot of time and money, in addition to damaging their reputation. This is achieved by maintaining consistency in operations. Consistency in the supply chain is vital to a company’s overall performance.
the interruption in the chain is the problem that the world is facing now. It is no secret that Chinese goods have stopped in production and deliveries such that the usual customers are caught flat-footed without the supplies. Although they are searching for alternatives on a higher price but that is a lesson to be learned that the biggest supplier with the lowest price can be the biggest headache when it cannot deliver anymore
 
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