For decades, sustainability advocates have been lobbying to convince the corporate world that doing what's right for the environment and society is good business. But, until recently, the bottom line benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) remained unclear. The Winter 2016 issue of Supply Chain Navigator released today by Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, examines the growing recognition that not only is it possible to do well while doing good, but that supply chain leadership is essential to realizing the strategic advantages of social, environmental and economic sustainability.
The Winter 2016 issue of Supply Chain Navigator includes a One-on-One interview with renowned author, MIT professor, entrepreneur and supply chain consultant Dr. David Simchi-Levi. In this exclusive Q&A, Dr. Simchi-Levi shares his unique insights on a range of topics including supply chain risk, machine learning and why it isn't always advisable for supply chain professionals to follow their gut.
Also in this issue are the never-before published results of the Global Supply Chain Benchmark (GSCB) Consortium survey on global sourcing strategies and restructuring trends from an elite group of business schools including: The Wharton School, U. Penn.; Georgetown University; WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany; Washington University St. Louis; Stanford University; Kobe University, Japan and Santa Clara University.
"We are honored that the GSBC committee chose our publication to give the world the first look at the results of this landmark project. The survey has yielded a number of potentially game-changing insights into the motivations driving current global sourcing practices and we are excited to have the opportunity to share these insights with our readers," said Wade McDaniel, vice president of Supply Chain Solutions, Avnet Velocity and Publisher of Supply Chain Navigator.
Other editorial highlights of Supply Chain Navigator's Winter 2016 issue include:
• In-depth look at how small Amsterdam-based smartphone maker Fairphone is schooling high tech heavy weights on the development of sustainable, fair and environmentally friendly high tech devices.
• Feature editorial package on CSR and the Supply Chain
o Wanted: Supply Chain Superheroes
o Driving Supplier CSR Performance in a Digital World by Frederic Trinel, co-CEO, EcoVadis
o CSR Comes of Age: Five Principles of CSR 2.0 by Wayne Visser, founder, CSR International
• The Best of Both Worlds: B Corps Find Sweet Spot Between Doing Well and Doing Good
• Upstream/downstream insights on whether CSR compliance should be legislated.
Supply Chain Navigator is produced in collaboration with supply chain professionals experienced in managing complex global supply chains both upstream and downstream, as well as distinguished academics and prominent market analysts. The publication reaches more than 150,000 purchasing, supply chain, manufacturing, operations and logistics professionals throughout the global electronics industry.
To read the latest issue of Supply Chain Navigator, click here, or go online to http://scnavigator.avnet.com.
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