DENVER, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spinnaker, a global leader in supply chain consulting and supply chain execution services, announced today that it has been recognized as a green supply chain leader by the Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine for the fourth time since 2008.
The 2012 Green Supply Chain Awards recognize companies that are making green or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy. The awards also recognize providers of supply chain solutions and services that are assisting their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals.
Spinnaker has already surpassed an earlier goal to reduce solid waste by more than 50% and has exceeded annual goals each of the past three years related to energy usage in their production facilities. More recently, they implemented enhanced recycling programs at several of their supply chain operations/distribution centers. These programs shifted items from the waste stream back into raw materials, generating thousands of dollars in positive ROI for the organization. These practices will be put to the test as the firm continues its expansion in January of 2013 with a new facility in Columbus, Ohio.
"We take pride in the acknowledgement of Spinnaker's long-standing commitment to leveraging green, sustainable supply chain practices within our own organization," said Rob Benson, Managing Principal at Spinnaker. "As a supply chain services provider, we are equally committed to leveraging our expertise to help our clients achieve critical sustainability objectives for their operations, particularly when they have not yet fully unlocked the potential benefits, both environmentally and financially."
One notable client publishes an annual sustainability report card. Their recent edition includes the impactful work being done at their facility in partnership with Spinnaker (pps. 21-22). "We measure our own success by the success of our clients. Nothing reflects this commitment more pointedly than having one of our largest clients highlight the remanufacturing center that we support to their stakeholders," said Benson.
Spinnaker's dedication to green supply chain solutions has become even more central to their services. Particularly in the area of Returns Solutions, they have developed a more strategic focus and expertise as part of its VAWD services. "Spinnaker really does put ideas into action when it comes to green supply chain practices," said Jeff Jorgensen, Vice President of Supply Chain Execution at Spinnaker. "It's the domino effect that is exciting. The more we show clients tangible results from sustainable business practices, the easier it becomes to see the ripple effect of that success and impact across their organization."
Founded in 2002, Spinnaker leads the industry with innovative supply chain solutions that help clients remain competitive in the global marketplace. Spinnaker offers a comprehensive service/solution mix ranging from supply chain consulting services to logistics services.
Spinnaker has partnered with a range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to start-up enterprises, most of whom are market leaders in their respective industries. Spinnaker delivers supply chain excellence with world-class people, processes, technology and operational know-how. Headquartered in Denver, Spinnaker offices are also located in Boston, Memphis, Singapore and London. To learn more, visit www.spinnakermgmt.com or call 877-476-0576.
About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. www.sdcexec.com