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In this episode we address the important emerging supply chain and business sustainability issue:  The management concept of Product Stewardship...

The centrepiece of all supply chains is a good product but what actually is a ‘good’ product in the modern world. It’s a complex question with many of aspects to it,  including ESG requirements, maximum value, minimal waste, through life support and end-of -life waste management

In this episode James speak with John Gertsakis of the Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence to  learn about Product Stewardship and how it helps businesses to build sustainable and resilient supply chains.

Many issues are covered including:

  • The role of research in product design,
  • System wide thinking in product management,
  • The potency of good product and system design,
  • What good looks like,
  • The Waste Hierarchy and why its important,
  • The role of the balance sheet in whole of life design,
  • The keys to preventative solutions,
  • The bottom life improvements in good product design and so much more.

To learn more about the Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence, click here

To contact John, click here or via LinkedIn

James Scotland

After a long career in multiple aspects of supply chain management, corporate training and business advisory, James brings a business improvement mindset to his role as General Manager of Supply Chain Resilience for Ai Group. A skilled communicator and adviser, James has been involved with Oil & Gas, the Defence industry and supply chain across the board for over 40 years.

James has a Masters degree in International Management and a partially completed Doctor of Business Administration. He says he'll get around to finishing it when he retires.