Specific Purpose: To persuade readers that sustainable supply chains are essential for current and f

Specific
Purpose: To persuade readers that sustainable supply chains are essential for
current and future economic developments by global companies.

Thesis
Statement: By focusing and implementing sustainable supply chains, companies
not only help improve the bottom line, help increase the top line through
innovation, new markets and opportunities, but also begin working toward
preserving the environment and reducing waste for future generations.

I. Introduction

A.
Sustainable supply chain – not a want but a need.
B. Companies that focus on sustainability
in their supply chains can be profitable
C. Several examples of sustainable and
successful supply chains
D. Working toward profitable and
sustainable future

II. Body

A. Three pillars of sustainability or the
triple bottom line
1. Economic
2. Environmental
3. Social

B. How
realistic is sustainable supply chain?
1. Adding
to company’s bottom line by driving to establish and maintain sustainable
supply chains

C. Systematic collaboration and integration
of previously separated parts and silos as a way to fix current and improve
future supply chains
1. Technology
2. Process
3. People

III. Conclusion