LQ's 2011Executive Exchange
Best Sustainability Practices in Supply Chain Management 2011 Symposium
Why are leading firms looking at sustainability in their supply chain practices? They know these practices, much like quality assurance, contribute to the desirability of a firm’s brand, ensure business continuity, and enhance operations.
This means they need to focus on their business partners’ practices as well, such as relationships with their suppliers and providers whose expertise is in supply chain management. For non-asset-based 3PLs, this may refer to their customers, as well as the providers of transportation services they employ.
The automotive sector is a good example as its global supply chain touches virtually every other industry sector from steel to plastics and electronics. Today’s automotive sector knows that it is essential to consider the automotive supply chain’s social, talent, financial, and environmental conditions in light of public scrutiny worldwide from many stakeholders.
In summary, supply chain sustainability practices can contribute to brand desirability, deliver operational benefits, may raise profitability, contribute to succession planning and other business continuity programs, plus mitigate risks.
The first step toward supply chain sustainability begins with evaluating the business case for action and understanding the external landscape. This helps to illustrate to firms the top supply chain priorities, risks and opportunities and develop the internal support to move forward. LQ’s Symposium will provide insights and ideas on how supply chain practitioners can innovate and effect chain across the supply chain with their partners.
Background on LQ's Symposiums
LQ’s Symposiums are unique. They offer:
- Thought leadership from across North America
- Short, insightful presentations by keynote speakers
- Discussion-based sessions - LQ's "Executive Exchange" of ideas
- Limited seating to ensure a friendly and personalize exchange of ideas
Good partnerships are essential in a global economy. In fact, according to the late Robert V. Delaney in his 11th Annual State of Logistics Report, "relationships will carry the logistics industry into the future?" Developing and improving relationships with 3PL providers in a global economy, however, is often not easy for logistics users and providers.
LQ's Executive Exchange is an international forum to exchange ideas between leaders from Canada and the United States. In today's global economy, Canada and the United States remains a partnership that is, in many ways, unique. Trade last year between the United States and Canada almost matched that of the United States and the combined 25 member states of the European Union.
LQ's Executive Exchange builds on a tradition of introducing and demonstrating new leading ideas by senior-level practitioners in North America for supply chain management executives.
This Executive Exchange's keynote speakers will cover topics designed to help improve your company's global performance. Join us, and participate in a program that provides collective thinking and passion to find solutions in a world with emerging economies, unprecedented technologies and new business models.
LQ's Executive Exchange will break new ground in supply chain knowledge sharing – up to half of the session time will be dedicated to a workshop format to discuss the practical applications and implications with the world class speakers and other logistics leaders that attend. LQ's has developed the program for its January 13th Symposium program with the direction of its Executive Editors and Board.