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4 Supply Chain Lessons from AT&T, Best Buy & Dell

One of the most efficient ways to gain insight into how best to run a supply chain is to examine how the top players do it. Celine Suarez has written an article about lessons learned regarding sustainable procurement from researching AT&T, Best Buy, and Dell:

  1. Align the strategy with the nature of the category and supplier relationship.
  2. Involve the right players in the sustainable procurement discussion.
  3. Establish a clear business case for purchasing more sustainable products.
  4. Start with what is measurable and scale up from there.

With particular regard to the second item, AT&T’s supply chain team required the input of facilities and operations experts who could help determine the business case and requirements for purchasing more energy-efficient equipment. Dell similarly needed to work with supplier management and original design manufacturers to improve supplier energy efficiency. Review the full article for useful in-depth information derived from studying these big name organizations.

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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