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.

Alcass: Innovation for sustainable supply chains for traditional and new products

León Bravo, Verónica;CANIATO, FEDERICO FRANCESCO ANGELO;MORETTO, ANTONELLA MARIA;CAGLIANO, RAFFAELLA
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.
Organizing Supply Chain Processes for Sustainable Innovation in the Agri-Food Industry
978-1-78635-488-4
978-1-78635-487-7
978-1-78635-488-4
978-1-78635-487-7
Sustainable supply chain management; food industry; new product development; dynamic capabilities
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Chapter 2.pdf

Accesso riservato

: Publisher’s version
Dimensione 646.38 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
646.38 kB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11311/996337
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 4
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact