Navigating the Complex World of Supply Chain Sustainability: Insights from an Expert Q&A

The questions from viewers that went unanswered

We hosted an engaging fireside chat for you, featuring Elmer Rietveld, a renowned senior researcher at TNO in The Netherlands. His expertise covers critical raw materials, circular economy, and supply chain management spanning various fields.

Your host Noah Schaul, Global Director of Corporate Training at Inchainge, takes you along on a crucial conversation.

Don’t worry if you missed the fireside chat. You can still get access to watch back the livestream video.


Exploring Sustainable Supply Chain Solutions: Your Unanswered Questions, Answered by an Expert

In this Q&A blog, we will dive into many of the questions that went unanswered due to lack of time.

As an active and well-informed viewer, you play a significant role in the success of our events. Your curiosity and insightful questions brought the conversation to life. So, we decided to address all the unanswered questions that emerged.

Stay tuned as we delve into these queries, ensuring that your voice is heard and your interests are explored further in the world of sustainable supply chain management.


Questions answered by Elmer Rietveld


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Which supply chain model do you utilize? Does it incorporate circular processes?
How do you see emerging bio-based materials fitting into global and local supply chains?
Let’s talk about important inputs and production processes.
Is there a risk that economic leaders will revert to old methods instead of embracing new, circular approaches?
Are approaches like Appreciative Asset-based Inquiry essential for transitioning to more social, community-driven, and collaborative models?
Which component of the supply chain poses the greatest challenge when it comes to pricing?
Can we embed transparency as a measurable value in supply chain management?
Should the design stage consider the product's sustainability before, during, and after its use?
How are sustainability issues taken care of at each stage, from product design to production?
How can we encourage transitioning to circular business models when taxation still favors raw materials?
Current business models are based on financial and shareholder performance. What might new sustainable business models look like? How do you change companies in sustainable supply chain thinking?

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