sustainability in Operations Supply Chain

Select a firm of interest and read their most recent citizenship / social responsibility report and communicate the primary social-, environmental-, and supply chain-related initiatives?as they relate to the firm?s operations and supply chain?underway in the company and the relevant performance outcomes of these initiatives (if they are available). Your entry will be in a table on a OneNote team page (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (similarly to how we did the servicescape observation entries). As a foil to the company?s self-reported information, spend some time researching what other organizations (e.g., press and NGOs…with cited sources!) have to say about the company?s activities, checking to see if they are engaged in potentially harmful activities not mentioned in their report (Do the other voices corroborate or contradict what the company has said about their own actions?). Finally, comment on your personal reactions to the report and other voices. Pasting images in the bottom three rows of the table can help to explain/support your text entries. HERE is a sample entry from a 2018 student.

INSTRUCTIONS: Similar to the servicescapes assignment, you will be directed to the OneNote Class (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. landing page, and then click on ‘Collaboration Space‘ and then ‘Using the Collaboration Space‘ and then the Sustainability Report Post page for your team. Scroll down to a blank table and post the information from the report you’ve read/researched. The rows are the same as below. Entries should not be entire paragraphs! Use the descriptions below. [NOTE: the environmental and social issues should have an operations- or supply chain-related connection. For example, company philanthropy, while a good thing for a community, is not something that is related to the Inputs>>Transformation Process>>Outputs model we?ve been using.] If you scroll to the end of your team’s page, you will find a sample post. Again, images pasted–perhaps of graphics from the report–into your table will earn more points than reports without them. Finally, there is no other deliverable for this assignment (e.g, Canvas submission)..

ENVIRONMENTAL elements/issues/initiatives

  • Identify two or three primary initiatives the organization is reporting that address most important ENVIRONMENTAL issues facing the company.
  • The issues should be related to operations and can address inputs, the transformation process, or outputs (e.g., waste, emissions, etc.).
    • When possible, do identify the quantitative benefits/results of the initiatives (e.g., tons of emissions saved, water saved, etc.).

SOCIAL elements/issues/initiatives

  • Identify two or three initiatives the organization is reporting that addresses an important SOCIAL issue facing the company.
  • Initiatives addressing social issues in the workplace are likely candidates here (e.g., workplace safety, child labor). Customer issues (e.g., reducing magnetic exposure from mobile phones) may be included as well.
    • When possible, do identify the quantitative benefits/results of the initiatives (e.g., worker injuries reduced).

SUPPLY CHAIN elements/issues/initiatives

  • Identify two or three initiatives the organization is reporting that address important SOCIAL or ENVIRONMENTAL issues that are in their SUPPLY CHAIN.

OTHER VOICES: Consider what other organizations (NGOs, press, etc.) are saying about the company and its actions, including perspectives that might differ from the one presented in the organization?s report. Be careful about using unsubstantiated information (e.g., statements from blogs).

PERSONAL REACTION: Share your thoughts about the company after reading their report. Why do you think the firm published this report, in its current form? What surprised you? Did your feelings about the firm change after reading the report? Why or why not? Did it change after reading other voices of the firm?

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the company that I want you to talk about is” Berkshire Hathaway”

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