February 26, 2020

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SB Seminars: "Making Supply Chains More Sustainable with Phil Berry"

Organizer: Sustainable Life Media, Inc.

Date: 12.02.10, 08:30AM – 12.02.10, 05:00PM ET

Location:3M Innovation Center, 2350 Minnehaha Ave., East, St. Paul, MN 55144

Sponsor:Sustainable Brands

Website: www.sustainablelifemedia.com/events/seminars

Supply chains are the part of the value creation system that your business or organization does not own. They are woven into the fabric of every business and every other organization. They are always larger and more complex than the organization's owned-operations. They are critical in determining the amount of economic value, environmental impact and, increasingly, social value that will be created. Each student will walk away from this session with concepts, tools and a basic strategy to begin identifying and analyzing their supply chain for opportunities to improve.

Students will cover all of the topics below. In a one-day course, the level of depth will need to vary with the needs of the participants.

  • Concepts and tools for understanding your supply chain and framing the context for making progress
  • The brand, suppliers, customers and stakeholders, where is the economic value in greater sustainability in the supply chain?
  • Identifying issues of concern and opportunity related to sustainability
  • Goals, metrics and practical elements of what to focus on, what to leave until later and what to avoid
  • Brokers, agents, logistics providers and other potential external barriers to finding value
  • Commodities versus critical components: what makes sense?
  • Spec sheets, service level agreement, cost breakdown sheets and other internal barriers to integrating sustainability
  • Supplier negotiations and the internal barriers to recovering value
  • Concerns and steps to bring environmental and social considerations into material, process and purchasing decisions
  • Trust in your suppliers: dangers and opportunities
  • Supply chain audits and supplier partnerships: what works well and what is the black-hole for staff time and cost
  • Some "less common" notions of what makes a good supplier
  • Measurement 1: data, information, and knowledge management
  • Measurement 2: what we need to measure versus what we can afford to measure
  • Waste, energy and carbon: finding and reducing each while recovering the economic savings
  • Carbon in supply chains: why (and how) Scope 3 Emissions can make sense to measure and (begin to) report
  • Transportation, packaging and logistics
  • Why supply chains may be the most critical element of your innovation and design processes
  • Building something tangible to get started. We'll end by creating a plan

Phil Berry has worked for more than 25 years to help businesses around the world make dramatic reductions in the environmental and social impacts of their products and supply chains. He started his career improving the product quality, environmental performance and defining the social impacts of factories. Much of Phil's work has focused on improving the environmental and social performance of the Asian, South American and African supply chains of large U.S., European, and Chinese companies. Some of his clients include Boeing, World Bank, Adidas, Yves Rocher, Cisco Systems, Sodexo, Natural Resource Defense Council, TJX Companies (TJ Maxx, Marshalls), Allstate and more.

Until recently Phil was Nike's Director of Footwear Sustainability. His success there led to the production of many sustainably constructed shoes, Business Ethics Magazine's 2006 recognition of Nike as the "best corporate environmental program in the U.S.", and Nike's winning the prestigious Gold IDEA award from IDSA [Industrial Design Society of America] in 2005 for Nike's first "more sustainable" product, the "Considered Boot".

For more information, please contact:

Marianne Condrup Sustainable Brands Project Manager
Phone: (415) 626-2212

For more from this organization:

Sustainable Life Media, Inc.


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