CO3: Evaluate the barriers that businesses can encounter in adopting sustainable business practices.
CO4: Establish how sustainable business practice can be a source of competitive advantage for businesses to create shared value.
CO5: Examine the role of population, affluence, and technology in driving human impacts on sustainability.
CO8: Develop a plan to address the political, regulatory, or technological environments that impact organizations’ supply chain sustainability and strategies.
Prompt: Review the case entitled “Chapter 10 Case: Oakhurst Dairy: Operations Management and Sustainability” in the Sustainable Business Case Book.
Analyze the case responding to the following questions:
How did Oakhurst survive as the only family dairy in northern New England? What was the role of the company’s sustainable business practices?
How did Oakhurst benefit from its relationship with the NGO Clean Air–Cool Planet (CA–CP)? In addition to earning a number of community awards for its
sustainable business practices and initiatives, what other benefits did Oakhurst receive? Is its brand name more highly respected?
How can detailed targets, calculations, and monitoring of sustainability efforts contribute to effective management?
What are the company’s main challenges in 2012 and beyond?
Do you expect Oakhurst to continue to be an independent dairy in 2020?
Label your Word document as follows: yourlastname.docx (ex: Johnson.docx)
Use the attached, APA Word Document, template provided.
Essay format; not bullet format.
Minimum 5 full pages of content (Word Document) of strategic material (does not include cover page, abstract, nor reference pages).
All charts, graphs, pictures are to go in the appendix (not a substitute for content)
Make sure you use credible and reliable resources–5 minimum (2 peer-reviewed); format in APA.
Refrain from excessive use of quotes in your response (less than 5%).
Once you submit your document to the assignment folder it will automatically be loaded to TURNITIN.COM within the course. Your similarity scan score must
be 20% or less (the following will be excluded: headers, bibliography, etc.) prior to instructor grading paper—focus on the content of scan percentage.
Plagiarism will result in an automatic zero for this assignment.
There are no late assignments accepted after the last day of the course.