1998-08-11

The Role of Supplier Chain Management in Saturn Corporation's Environmental Performance 982108

A hallmark of environmental leadership is the ability to systematically integrate environmental planning and performance into the various aspects of business. This paper will describe Saturn Corporation's experience and techniques associated with involving suppliers in environmental stewardship. Specifically, the paper will detail several Saturn-Supplier program attributes minimizing manufacturing-related environmental impacts, such as Saturn's:
  • Supplier relations philosophy
  • Supplier selection process
  • Systems development, including material planning, cost allocation, purchasing and training,
  • Structure and Administration of supplier programs
Lastly, the paper will generally describe additional existing and near-term opportunities in supplier interactions, which may add further value to automotive products and production.

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