Why 2021 Will Be A Breakout Year For Sustainable Manufacturing

Why 2021 Will Be A Breakout Year For Sustainable Manufacturing

底线: In 2021 and beyond, customers are voting with their dollars for the manufacturers who excel at sustainable manufacturing and make a positive contribution to the environment, dominating B2B supply chains and B2C purchasing decisions.


Consider the following data points that signal 2021 being a breakout year for sustainability:

  • 销售给宝马,福特,通用汽车,梅赛德斯 - 奔驰,丰田等诸多其他一级汽车制造商,供应商需要在ISO 14001标准中获得Excel,这是一个规范的框架,为制造商提供有关如何在环境业务中Excel提供指导的制造商和报告结果。
  • 据最近全国制造业(NAM)调查协会,71.9%的北美制造商的所有北美制造商都有一个可持续性的政策,8.3%正在开发一项。
  • 雀巢,联合利华,Mondelez和Pepsico都设定了2025年乘坐100%可持续包装的雄心勃勃的目标,要求他们的供应商独立遵循其领导者并获得雄心勃勃的可持续发展目标。
  • 66% of customers buying globally known products and brands across 60 different nations are willing to pay more for products produced using sustainable manufacturing, according to Nielsen’s Global Corporate Sustainability Report.
  • 根据AT Kearney的说法,消费者评估B2C品牌的消费者评估的所有购买决策的49%受到影响。
  • Sales increased an average of between 4% with 10% in response to manufacturers achieving greater sustainability in their operations alone, according to Accenture.

可持续性Is The Cornerstone Of Manufacturing Competitiveness

Customers reward manufacturers who have the greatest supply chain transparency and most effective sustainability strategies with more sales. That’s why sustainable manufacturing needs to be integral to every aspect of a manufacturer’s operations today if it’s going to succeed. Sustainability needs to be designed into every manufacturing aspect to succeed with suppliers through production, fulfillment, and end-of-life recovery and disposal.

Here are a few of the many ways manufacturers are achieving more because they’re prioritizing sustainability and all the transparency across supply chains that come with it:

  • 通过实现更高的可持续性并遵守ISO14001赢得Somachini的更多业务。Somachini produces heavy truck timing gears for Detroit Diesel and Daimler to Germany, specializing in high precision, high volume production. To do business in the automotive industry, Somachini has to comply with the ISO 14001 standard. A core part of their efforts is recycling materials used during the production process, including aluminum and steel sent to a nearby recycling facility. Somachini’s commitment to sustainability is exceptional as they have every consumable item recycled from their plant. They’ve also designed water systems that only release standard sink and toilet sewage to their city’s water systems. Their commitment to excelling at sustainability has won them additional contracts over other suppliers in the highly competitive commercial automotive OEM market for truck timing gears. An added benefit of being so sustainable is Somachini has never missed a customer shipment. By standardizing onDelmiaWorks的ERP系统, Somaschini has been able to excel on three core dimensions of their business: automotive quality and the IATF 16949 standard, compliance with ISO 14001 for sustainability EDI, which is essential for transacting with their customers.
  • 通过使用更多可回收材料降低能源相关成本并降低运营费用。2020 brought a strong, immediate focus on business continuity and cost-cutting, and the goal of reducing energy-related costs and carbon footprints became more urgent for many manufacturers to achieve. Lean manufacturing techniques are made stronger when combined with sustainability foundations, as plastics manufacturers worldwide see today. ManyDelmiaWorks客户采用了更节能的照明,同时在生产工厂的屋顶上安装太阳能电池板,以变得更加能量无关,同时降低碳​​足迹。
  • 前瞻性思维制造商将可持续性举措转化为精益,竞争优势,降低成本,并在同时对环境友好提高其行业声誉。基于西部海岸的挤出制造商,Fabricated Extrusion,通过执行以下操作,将可持续性举措转化为精益,竞争优势。首先,他们提前实施水填海计划并提供成本减少。其次,他们发起了一个修剪回购计划,以帮助他们的客户回收塑料,他们不再需要。第三,他们已经根据其对太阳能的标准化启动了节能计划。总结制造挤出的许多可持续发展成就的视频如下所示:
  • 可持续性继续为制造商开辟新市场,同时为改善环境的不断贡献。制造商正在通过在初始产品概念通过生产来降低通过将可持续性设计为其产品的可持续性来减少运营费用。当主要产品开发目标之一是创造更具可生物降解的,较轻的产品具有可回收包装材料时,制造商有更多机会来减少采购和采购成本。根据Hewlett-Packard对其对环境(DFE)计划的广泛工作,回收包装可以将成本降低60%或更多。

Louis is currently serving as Principal, IQMS. Previous positions include Director Product Management at Ingram Cloud, Vice President Marketing at iBASEt, Plex Systems, Senior Analyst at AMR Research (now Gartner), marketing and business development at SaaS start-ups. Mr. Columbus’ academic background includes an MBA from Pepperdine University and the Strategic Marketing Management and Digital Marketing Programs at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Louis also teaches MBA courses in international business, global competitive strategies, international market research, strategic planning and market research. Mr. Columbus currently is a member of the faculty at Webster University and has taught California State University, Fullerton: University of California, Irvine & Marymount University.