Essays about: "Global Sourcing"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 67 essays containing the words Global Sourcing.

  1. 1. The Swedish SMEs’ road to sustainable innovation : A qualitative multiple case study on how Swedish SMEs use, and can use, open innovation to promote innovative sustainability initiatives

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/FöretagsekonomiLinköpings universitet/Filosofiska fakulteten; Linköpings universitet/FöretagsekonomiLinköpings universitet/Filosofiska fakulteten

    Author : Sofia Carlsson; Nikita Ekman; [2019]
    Keywords : Sustainability; open innovation; SMEs; sustainable innovation; resources;

    Abstract : Background: 20% of the world's population is responsible for about 80% of the life-cycle impacts of consumption and the per-capita footprint of developed countries is at least double than that of developing countries. This is why there is an urgent need for companies in industrialized countries to find more sustainable production methods and encourage sustainable consumption. READ MORE

  2. 2. Entrepreneurial Outsourcing : Motivators, Benefits, Risks and Challenges

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Företagsekonomiska institutionen; Uppsala universitet/Företagsekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Steffen Appelhans; Tobias Svensson; [2019]
    Keywords : Outsourcing; Entrepreneurship; Startups; Internationalization; Externalization; Subcontracting; Offshoring;

    Abstract : Our economy is going global. Open borders and the internet have created endless possibilities for companies to source products and services internationally. This phenomenon, outsourcing, is widely studied among large companies, usually referring to them offshoring parts of their operations to increase business and cost efficiency. READ MORE

  3. 3. Feeding the 45 million : substituting soybean protein with insect protein within EU poultry and egg production

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Ecology

    Author : Douglas Hunter; [2019]
    Keywords : insects; insect production; livestock feed; entomophagy; land use; futures research; food security; energy security; black soldier fly; mealworm; house cricket; sustainable development;

    Abstract : A global population increasing both in number and in resource consumption per capita has resulted in food, livestock feed and energy crop demands that are increasingly difficult to meet on rapidly degrading soils within a diminishing available area of arable land. With further expansion of agricultural land infeasible and yield increases through further intensification insufficient to meet the scale of predicted crop demand, the use of insects as an animal feed has gained traction as a method of not only reducing competition for arable land, but also some of the detrimental environmental consequences of livestock and conventional feed production. READ MORE

  4. 4. Responsible paper sourcing in a global matrix organised retail company

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Forest Products

    Author : Annie Sandgren; [2019]
    Keywords : CSR; paper industry; reputational risk; supply network; traceability; försörjningsnätverk; pappersindustrin; spårbarhet;

    Abstract : Pressure from regulation as well as customer demand on responsibly sourced and produced goods and services is greater than ever. IKEA is considered a bench mark company as regards CSR in global supply chains and now a system needs to be put in place to also secure responsible paper sourcing. READ MORE

  5. 5. Risk Analysis for Strategic Sourcing

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Teknisk logistik

    Author : Marcus Pola; Gustav Reingsdahl; [2018]
    Keywords : Supply chain risk management; procurement risk; purchasing risk; late deliveries; traded goods; global sourcing; risk management; risk process; risk mitigation; risk identification; risk analysis; risk mapping.; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : Today, the global marketplace enable supply chains to be spread out and linked across the world, thus increasing the nodes and parties involved. This combined with customers expecting the same or increased product availability has increased the need of an agile and robust supply chain. READ MORE