Lean Thinking for Sustainable Supply Chains

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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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