The goal for enterprise is to develop and adopt a strategy maximizing value for its customers, employees and shareholders. Fact is that after the waves of ERPs and APSs, large restructuring and reengineering projects, and more recently BPR approach (Business Process Reengineering), creation of real value for the enterprise is not always obvious.
Why this? Because often the following basic question has not been addressed first:
« Given my strategy, which are the DECISIONS I should be able
to take to unleash the VALUE of my enterprise? »
Our approach thus consists in:
Identifying the type of Decisions the company has to be able to take in order to create value…
…to then build the Processes required to support this decision making…
…and then align the Organization to manage efficiently these processes…
…before, only if needed, making IT Systems evolve.
Point of View - October 9th 2018
How to capitalize on SCM expertise to implement CSR strategy
In the previous Point of View, we highlighted the historical key stages leading to the emergence of CSR.
In the early 1980’s, the Supply Chain Management (SCM) concept arose to allow a better transversal integration of the company and valorization of its resources to serve customer satisfaction and profitability, with fundamental principles a CSR approach can only approve.
However, one could object SCM focuses only on economics, while CSR integrates 3 axes: economy, social and the environment. Is this really the case? Although SCM seems to consider the interests of only 2 stakeholders (the shareholders for the profitability and its customers for the service), we ought not to under estimate the indirect social and environmental gains it creates. For example, the pacification of relationships within silos of the company, as well as with its suppliers and customers, or chasing down waste to limit scraps and material losses, without talking about transportation optimization decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.
Thus, Supply Chain Management, while being focused on the economic stake, directly or indirectly contributes to most of the CSR axes.
Therefore, it’s completely logical today to think about how to take advantage of SCM experience to facilitate the integration of CSR practices into the company?
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