Sustainability Value Beyond Savings

046: How Can the Power of Collaboration Solve our Greatest Supply Chain Sustainability Challenges?, with Martin Chilcott

This week is Big Idea Week on the Art of Procurement – a mini series of shorter interviews with procurement thought leaders ahead of their participation in the Procurious Big Idea Summit.

Today, I welcomed Martin Chilcott, Founder and CEO of 2degrees, onto the show.  Martin is a serial entrepreneur and a sought after speaker who is passionate about solving our greatest supply chain sustainability challenges.  In our conversation, Martin shares why sustainability is critical as we attempt to accommodate a growing global middle class, and the role that procurement can play in building sustainable supply chains through the power of collaboration.

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“If we are to support the growing population of the world and live and keep our lifestyles, we have got to make our supply chains sustainable.”

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The importance of supply chain sustainability
  • How organizations can justify the ROI of investment in sustainability when lower cost alternatives may exist
  • How companies can harness the power of collaboration across all constituents – competitors, suppliers and consumers  – to protect our more important supply chains
  • What role procurement can play in helping build sustainable supply chains

Procurious Big Idea Week:

To sign up to be a digital delegate at the 2016 Procurious Big Idea Summit on April 21st, check out the Summit website, here.  To listen to other interviews with Big Idea Summit speakers, find them here.

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About the author

Philip Ideson

Philip Ideson is passionate about the role that procurement professionals and leaders can plan in creating competitive advantage for their organizations in ways that go beyond the traditional value proposition.

Philip founded Art of Procurement as a way for the procurement community to learn from each other, increasing the impact they have on their organizations. In 2017, he co-founded Palambridge, a virtual platform of procurement experts, technology, and intelligence. Palambridge provides a broad range of flexible procurement solutions, available on-demand.

Prior to Art of Procurement and Palambridge, Philip enjoyed a career that spanned the procurement value chain, working across three continents for organizations such as Accenture, Procurian, Ally Financial, Pfizer and Ford Motor Company.