Lean Thinking for Sustainable Supply Chains

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Re: Planet sustainability
Ariella   8/29/2014 12:23:38 PM

@Himanshugupta The pollution of cargo ships was noted a few years ago. I saw some articles on the subject written in 2009. I'd give you the link, but the comments with links don't appear to be posting. Just do a search for it and you'll find a number of articles, and they all link to a Guardian one posted on April 9, 2009.  

What Southway proposes is cutting back on that by keeping imports to a minimum. So each area would manufacture as much as possible to serve its own local needs.

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Planet sustainability
Himanshugupta   8/28/2014 12:51:15 PM

I do not want to question the comment that flow of raw material, semi finished and finished product across the world pollute the planet six times than all the automobiles in the world. However, what if we cut the unnecessary trade flow then what would be the pollution? Is it 2 times or 3 timer or more. I guess, not much difference as today most of the manufacturin/assemble/service is concentrated in Asia and design/development/research is concentrated to Europe/US. The raw material is spread across the globe. The consumers are also spread around the globe. So, i do not see how we can reduce pollution by constricting today's supply chain.

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