Competitive advantage: Green enterprise maturity model seeks to reduce carbon footprint
Operations consulting firm The Results Group (TRG) has released the first Green Enterprise Maturity Model to help companies increase revenue and lower costs while reducing carbon footprint.
TRG’s Green Enterprise Maturity Model enables companies to assess Green maturity relative to their industry, execute business-focused Green initiatives, and create a road map for building a dominant competitive position.
The Green Enterprise Maturity Model enables TRG to characterize company readiness and capability to capitalize on new opportunities. The model profiles companies at four levels of maturity—Complier, Dabbler, Consistent Improver and Enterprise Optimizer—across major business dimensions. The model-based road map seeks to drive innovation and performance improvement across all enterprise operations, including supply chain, customer support, and product development.
“We see a lasting sea change around sustainability. Now is the time to build competitive advantage with the most effective Green initiatives,” says Bill Schneiderman, CEO, TRG. “Winners see opportunities to offer products that meet evolving customer preferences, and to intelligently maximize the value of scarce resources. Our Green Enterprise Maturity Model increases velocity for companies that are not satisfied with the status quo and see Green as a key element for winning."
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In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.