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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 bet
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