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    Sustainability: Supply Chain Leadership

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    1. Discuss the implications for supply chain leadership as their focus shifts from minimizing total supply chain cost to maximizing firm sustainability. Expand on your response--- 300 word response with reference NO PLAGARISM

    2. (a) Discuss the implications of increasing fuel costs on supply chain design. (b) How can global firms mitigate the impact of increased fuel prices? Expand on your response- give example to support your response 300 word response with reference NO PLAGARISM

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    Required Textbook: Bowersox, Donald J., David J. Closs, M. Bixby Cooper, Supply Chain Logistics Management. 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill Irwin

    Note: the textbook reference must be use as one of the reference

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    1. The implications for supply chain leadership as its focus shifts from minimizing total supply chain cost to maximizing firm's sustainability is that the leaders must modify and develop the supply chain. The supply chain leadership must support initiatives taken by the firm to implement principles of sustainability (2). Further, the supply chain must provide raw materials and services required for producing and marketing environmentally friendly products. For example, a manufacturing firm wants to produce products from environmentally friendly raw materials. The supply chain leadership must show initiative to get environmentally friendly raw materials for the manufacturing process. Also, a business seeking to become sustainable strives to become greener than its competitors. In this context it requires green energy, green inputs, and green equipment (1). The supply chain leadership should strive to source green energy, green inputs, and green equipment for the business. For example, the supply chain leadership may source and obtain bio-fuel for running the operations of the firm. In addition, if the business makes a commitment to environmental principles in its business operations, the supply chain leadership can ameliorate the supply chain itself to make the business ...

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    The answer to this problem explains the role of supply chain leadership in supporting sustainable initiatives by a firm. The references related to the answer are also included.

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