Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This May 2022 post from MPO’s blog by Martin Verwijmeren, MPO’s Co-founder and CEO, highlights the challenges that hinder sustainability optimization across supply chains, and the steps companies can take to start overcoming them.
One thing is clear when it comes to the state of the planet’s climate: If we wish to meaningfully reverse the effects of climate change, the time for action is now. The Iatest environmental IPCC Sixth Assessment Report 2022, draws from over 34,000 studies with sobering findings. Every region of the world is affected, and even if the world decarbonizes today, drastic climate change impacts will continue to be felt until 2040, particularly in developing economies.
All is not lost, and many businesses are eager to do their part to limit impact. There are feasible solutions available; however, most standards occur on a high-level, rather than within operational execution on a real, consistent, and practical level. So, what challenges hinder sustainability optimization across supply chains, and what steps can be taken to start overcoming these hurdles?