Aćimović, S., Kršić, D. – Changes of supply chain management in the information technology industry as function of sustainable development

Aćimović, S., Kršić, D. – Changes of supply chain management in the information technology industry as function of sustainable development

Full. Prof. Slobodan Aćimović, PhD
Faculty of Economics University of Belgrade
Kamenicka 6, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Phone: +381 11 3021 240; Fax: +381 11 2639 560
E-mail: asloba@ekof.bg.ac.rs

Dijana Kršić, MSc
Faculty of Economics University of Belgrade
Kamenicka 6, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Phone: +381 63 447 317; Fax: +381 11 2639 560
E-mail: dijanakrsic@yahoo.com

Scientific paper

Abstract

One of the world’s strongest industries – information technology (IT) industry, is constantly facing ever increasing need for change. A short life cycle of IT products and continuous investment in innovation (production, distribution, recycling) led to a significant evolution of supply chain management, where environmental issues are top priority. Through a completely new approach – high cooperation, partnerships, presence of many companies, more and more complex data and improved response times, today’s multiple IT supply chains involve immense number of activities, not only to reach the business goals, but to take care of the environment and sustainability as well. Social issues (supply chain greening), product distribution choice, hub selection and production closer to customers (near-shoring) make the industry less polluting. This paper presents some examples of IT supply chain adjustments to the environmental requirements and legislations, through the analyses of the world’s biggest IT company – Hewlett-Packard.

Key words: sustainable supply chain management, environment, sustainability, greening, savings

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June 15, 2016   565    BLMM 2014    
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