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Study Reveals Greatest Barrier to Green Supply Chain Initiatives
Date:6/26/2008

Companies Strive to Measure ROI, Balance Business Benefits with

Environmental Responsibility

FALLS CHURCH, Va., and ATLANTA, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Companies striving to "green" their supply chains are most constrained by the inability to justify cost of implementation, according to "The Green Supply Chain Study," a new survey jointly conducted by CSC (NYSE: CSC), Manhattan Associates Inc. (Nasdaq: MANH), IBM and Supply Chain Management Review magazine. The study focuses on the most important environmental issues faced by supply chain professionals; outlines the supply chain green initiatives currently implemented or planned in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution; gauges the level of green collaboration with extended supply chain partners; and highlights the greatest challenges for implementing sustainable business practices.

The survey revealed that 78 percent of the 250 supply chain executives who responded are either currently implementing or evaluating sustainable supply chain initiatives. Of those evaluating, close to two-thirds report the greatest barriers their organizations face with regard to establishing these business practices is cost justification. Of those currently implementing a program, 40 percent have not established a method to measure return on investment.

"CSC helped conduct this study to give supply chain executives a view into what strategic green supply chain initiatives are being implemented or planned by their peers and to help them better understand the impact of their efforts," said Brad Barton, a partner and managing director in CSC's Global Business Solutions group. "The results speak for themselves. Companies clearly need an effective method to identify and quantify high-impact areas throughout their supply chain and ensure their investments are green -- especially in cases where these efforts also drive improved profitability."

According to the survey, more than 50 percent of the respondents said they have a documented plan at the corporate level, and about the same number said their company has a senior executive, often a vice president, dedicated to this effort. Nearly two-thirds said waste disposal and recycling were the most important environmental issues to address.

"This study reveals the importance that companies place on reducing environmental impact by executing strategies that optimize efficiency in their supply chain processes," said Eddie Capel, executive vice president, Product Management and Customer Support, for Manhattan Associates.

Many of the supply chain and logistics executives surveyed are involved in at least one sustainability-related group. The study indicates that more than a third are involved in the EPA's SmartWay Transport program, and one-quarter of respondents report that their organizations are actively involved in the Green Suppliers Network and/or Carbon Disclosure Project.

The survey was sent to print and e-mail readers of Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines in February 2008, and to CSC and Manhattan Associates clients and prospects. All respondents are involved in corporate policy-making for supply chain strategy planning and initiatives.

For more information on The Green Supply Chain Study please visit http://www.scmr.com/article/CA6566855.html?rssid=263.

About Manhattan Associates, Inc.

Manhattan Associates continues to deliver on its 17-year heritage of providing global supply chain excellence to more than 1,200 customers worldwide that consider supply chain optimization core to their strategic market leadership. The company's supply chain innovations include: Manhattan SCOPE, a portfolio of software solutions and technology that leverages a Supply Chain Process Platform to help organizations optimize their supply chains from planning through execution; Manhattan ILS, a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft. NET technology; and Manhattan Carrier, a suite of supply chain solutions specifically addressing the needs of the motor carrier industry. For more information, please visit http://www.manh.com.

About CSC

CSC is a leading information technology (IT) services company. CSC's mission is to be a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services.

With approximately 90,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC's own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC reported revenue of $16.5 billion for the 12 months ended March 28, 2008. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.csc.com.


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