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Home Delivery Specialist Eric Peterson delivers peritoneal dialysis (PD) supplies to Jim McFarlin, who used automated PD products from Baxter until he received a kidney transplant.
At Baxter, "supply chain" refers to the organization and activities that plan and coordinate product inputs from tens of thousands of suppliers worldwide to Baxter manufacturing operations; develop schedules to meet forecasted demand; and distribute finished products to customers in more than 100 countries. The company relies on this supply chain to securely deliver the right products to the right places at the right time.
Baxter’s competitive advantage and strengthened position in the market are reinforced by the implementation of a comprehensive Global Supplier Sustainability Program, which ensures goals are met, efficiencies managed and results measured. Specific Global Supplier Sustainability initiatives within this strategy include: a Sustainable Supply Chain Program, a Material Compliance Program, a C-TPAT Program and a Water Security Program. Baxter also drives a sustainable supply chain through a variety of activities including:
- Managing Supplier Performance - Establishing Baxter's expectations for and ensuring supplier commitment to sustainability;
- Global Sustainable Supply Chain - Promoting practices that enhance supplier environmental performance;
- Product Transport and Packaging - Optimizing logistics and improving packaging to minimize related environmental impacts (included in the Product Responsibility section);
- Supplier Diversity - Maintaining a supplier base that reflects the diversity of Baxter's markets and the communities in which the company operates; and
- Customers - Managing a safe, secure and reliable supply chain to ensure patient safety and meet customer needs, and decreasing environmental impacts and cost through e-commerce.
Read more about transparency in Baxter’s supply chain through the company’s disclosure statement in response to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act.