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Video Case Supply Chain Sustainability at Clif Bar & Company When Gary Erickson started out on one of his typical long-distance bike treks in 1990, he expected to have a great ride. What he did not expect was to come home with the idea for a sports nutrition energy bar that became the genesis of Clif Bar & Company. After consuming most of his suppl...
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Traditional buyer–supplier relationships revolve around financial considerations. Buyers and suppliers both try to get the best deals for their companies; often one’s gain is the other’s loss. Many firms today are valuing sustainable operations, which involve financial, environmental, and social responsibility. Explain how buyer–supplier relationsh...
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As more firms entertain the option of developing reverse logistics supply chains, explain the financial implications they should consider.
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Designing supply chains that are energy efficient and environmentally responsible helps a firm achieve a competitive priority of low-cost operations, which supports the firm’s financial responsibility to its shareholders. Explain how focusing on energy efficiency can pose some ethical dilemmas for supply chain managers.
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In the chapter opener, we get a glimpse of how a major corporation can make a significant social contribution by assisting in a disaster relief supply chain. Disasters often occur with little warning; humanitarian aid needs to get to the affected areas very quickly. From the perspective of supply chain design, what capabilities should disaster reli...
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