Supply chains represent a vital element within any business strategy – essential for driving performance and value for money. Typically, we can expect 50-80% of our business costs and our sustainability impacts to occur within the supply chain. As such, supply chains are also vital enablers for sustainable business success and long-term value generation.
Yet, supply chains are also packed with challenges; increasingly global and complex in nature, during recent decades, giving rise to problems with transparency, hidden risks and vulnerabilities – all of which tend to impede performance and value. These issues tend to become amplified during times of turbulence, as we have experienced through the global pandemic.
Our world is now changing at a rapid rate. Global supply chains are breaking down. The climate crisis is starting to impact sourcing, supply and logistics. New technologies are disrupting markets. The circular economy changes everything, paving the way through to new forms of infrastructure, supply chains, capabilities and logistics. Businesses are responding to this great convergence of change drivers, by developing new business strategies, configured for net zero, circular economy and more sustainable outcomes.
Our supply chain strategies need to keep pace, moving beyond conventional solutions, towards more strategic, future-oriented, and fully sustainable supply chains – aligning with and supporting sustainable business transformations – to deliver radical shifts in performance and value.
We help you build on your best practices in strategic sourcing and commercial management – reducing risk and moving beyond incrementalism – to realign and redesign your supply chains to support new sustainability-oriented, circular business strategies and deliver a transformational impact, while enhancing customer impact and value, capturing new operational and commercial benefits:
Earthshine provided an excellent foundation for us to engage with our supply chain and build towards a more sustainable future. Their approach was thorough, practical and very business-focused.