WASHINGTON, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Timothy Laseter, Professor of Practice at Darden Graduate Business School at the University of Virginia and a Senior Client Advisor at Censeo Consulting Group, joined experts from the government, business, nonprofit sectors and academia at the White House on March 30 to discuss ways to make the federal supply chains more sustainable.
Friday's meeting marked the US General Services Administration's (GSA) launch of the Sustainable Supply Chain Community of Practice. The initiative focuses on sharing information across sectors on best practices in leveraging supplier relationships to reduce environmental impacts and other inefficiencies and risk factors throughout a supply chain. More information on GSA's Sustainable Supply Chain Community of Practice can be found at gsa.gov/portal/content/240789.
At the meeting Dr. Laseter was joined by representatives from leading businesses including Johnson Controls, Dow Chemical, Lockheed-Martin, Herman Miller, General Electric, IBM, SAP, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Con-Agra Foods, Compass Group, Campbell Soup Company, and Coca-Cola. Representatives from a wide range of not-for-profit organizations such as Keep America Clean and the Global Reporting Initiative and federal agencies including GSA, EPA, DoD and DOE also participated.
"I was honored to be asked to facilitate such a high energy event," said Dr. Laseter following the discussion. "It was obvious there was a shared passion for making the Federal Government's supply chain more sustainable."
Drawing upon nearly 30 years of consulting experience and ongoing research, Dr. Laseter provides a current and pragmatic view of issues in supply chain management and operations strategy. He is also a Senior Client Advisor to Censeo Consulting Group (censeoconsulting.com), an operations and supply chain management consulting firm advising large private and public sector clients. Dr. Laseter is the author of Balanced Sourcing: Cooperation & Competition in Supplier Relationships. His other recent publications include: "When Will Supply Chain Management Grow Up", "The Craft of Connection", and "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...or Rethink".
SOURCE Censeo Consulting Group