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Alcass: Innovation for Sustainable Supply Chains for Traditional and New Products

Organizing Supply Chain Processes for Sustainable Innovation in the Agri-Food Industry

ISBN: 978-1-78635-488-4, eISBN: 978-1-78635-487-7

ISSN: 2045-0605

Publication date: 20 August 2016

Abstract

Purpose

This chapter explores two business and innovation strategies to increase sustainability in a small-medium enterprise. The two strategies, one addressing the improved sustainability of an existing product line and the other addressing the development and implementation of a new product line, employ different supply chain sustainable practices and utilize different dynamic capabilities.

Methodology/approach

The chapter describes how sustainable supply chain management practices, sustainable new product development processes, and theories of dynamic capabilities interact to support a sustainable and differentiated strategy in the Alcass organization.

Findings

The models of sustainable supply chain management and sustainable new product development are applied to “more sustainable” products and “new sustainable” products, by raising different relevant practices as well as different supporting dynamic capabilities.

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Citation

León-Bravo, V., Caniato, F.F.A., Moretto, A. and Cagliano, R. (2016), "Alcass: Innovation for Sustainable Supply Chains for Traditional and New Products", Organizing Supply Chain Processes for Sustainable Innovation in the Agri-Food Industry (Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness, Vol. 5), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 31-57. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2045-060520160000005010

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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