Big companies and SMEs: the secrets of a sustainable supply chain at the CSR and Social Innovation Fair
On 13 October, Biesse took part in the ninth edition of the CSR and Social Innovation Fair at the Bocconi University in Milan, an event dedicated to the themes surrounding sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
During the event, Biesse - represented on this occasion by Paolo Tarchioni, Chief Innovation & Corporate Social Responsibility & Quality Officer - together with Matteo Panorama, production manager of Paiardini Tino, sat on a panel that directly compared big companies such as Saipem and Enel Italia with the respective SMEs operating within their supply chains. The goal of this meeting was to gain an understanding of which strategies are most effective when forging a shared path towards sustainability, in which even the smallest companies have the ability to achieve new standards in their activities, improving the efficiency of processes and launching a collaboration that can help each and every organisation in the supply chain to design new business models.
Paolo Tarchioni highlighted three key words: innovation, sustainability and quality. These elements must interact with one another at every level of the company and in every area of the increasingly strategic supply chain - a supply chain in which large companies must provide concrete motivation and impetus, taking the lead in this virtuous circle. Drawing on his lengthy experience within Biesse, Matteo Panorama explained how important it has been for him to apply both the expertise he has gained over time and the lean manufacturing processes within a more familiar dimension, but nonetheless one in which the needs of a multinational company can be understood and met. Within a local context, where belonging to the territory helps to strengthen relationships and render them more authentic, collaboration is the true trump card, putting the human side of business at the forefront of everything.
Watch the panel discussion again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bj-xuxlmk0