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Optimising Industrial Supply Chains: PACIA introduces interactive resource to encourage collaboration between member companies

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article image The '8 Step Guide to Supply Chain Sustainability' encourages greater collaboration between PACIA members at all points in their supply chains
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The Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA) has introduced a new interactive resource that has been developed to help its member companies to better leverage their supply chains for greater efficiency and benefits to the bottom line.

The '8 Step Guide to Supply Chain Sustainability' is a practical and interactive online tool and resource that enables PACIA member companies to identify areas where they can reduce costs by collaborating with suppliers, service providers and customers on specific projects.

Easy to use, and supported by a range of additional online resources, the guide can be readily adapted to suit specific supply chain initiatives.

At its core, the guide focuses on helping companies and their supply chains to reduce costs and create value by:
  • improving resource efficiency
  • reducing risks
  • creating market advantage
  • encouraging innovation; and
  • strengthening relationships with supply chain partners.
Commenting on the introduction of the guide, PACIA Chief Executive Margaret Donnan said "it is a significant and forward-looking document because it recognises that the strength of inextricably linked supply chains is crucial to the strength of Australian manufacturing – and all this at a time when manufacturing is under severe pressure from the high Australian dollar, high labour costs and increasing energy prices."

She continued by explaining that it was important for manufacturers to look beyond "the often adversarial world of procurement, contracts and margins towards cooperative projects that would create opportunities to share value with supply chain partners in today's highly competitive and carbon-constrained business environment."

An additional benefit of the guide, Ms. Donnan said, was that it is designed to encourage PACIA members to turn strong supply chain relationships into flourishing business partnerships, hence highlighting the potential for greater collaboration and increased efficiencies.

The guide builds on PACIA's Sustainability Leadership Framework, which was launched four years ago. The framework focuses on member companies’ own operations, and is designed to help companies respond, adapt and transform to remain successful, competitive and profitable.

The guide was developed by PACIA with the support of Sustainability Victoria and the assistance of Qenos.

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