Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Romina Busto Ibarra; Lilli McCubbin; Sebastian Tschuschke , pp. 88. ING/School of Engineering, 2011.

The work

Författare / Author: Romina Busto Ibarra, Lilli McCubbin, Sebastian Tschuschke,,
Titel / Title: Integrating Strategic Sustainable Development into Assessing Following up Suppliers in Procurement Practices
Abstrakt Abstract:

Currently supply chains are globally interlinked, involve many different stakeholders and have a significant impact on the socio-ecological system. They are associated with materials extraction, design, production methods and volume, which result in pollutants and waste as by-products. Procurement plays a critical role in this process by serving as a ‘gate-keeper’. It acts as a great leverage point to influence which products and services are selected by organisations from the assessment of suppliers’ performance. This thesis examines how supplier assessment and follow up tools and their use by the organisation itself can work towards full sustainability. At present, there is a gap in current practices, with the most notable being a lack of vision of success for sustainability, a definition of sustainability that is not communicated across the supply chain, and the adoption of a short-term perspective. We develop two applications - a Golden Standard model and Key Elements for the organisation to embody to maximise its use in order to bridge this gap. These applications can be used by organisations to tailor their supplier assessment and follow up tools to ultimately move towards a sustainable society.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Business
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Nyckelord / Keywords: Procurement, supply chain, value chain, supplier assessment and follow up tool, Strategic Sustainable Development, systems thinking

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8htng8
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/14/2011
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Cecilia Bratt
Examinator / Examiner: Tamara Connell
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: ING/School of Engineering

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