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In Focus - Responsible Supply Chain Management

August 1, 2005

In Focus Supply ChainIn this era of globalization, supply chains are sourced from a myriad of countries and factories, with different laws, customs, and standards. At the same time, better organized and more vocal stakeholder groups, reinforced by negative media coverage, are pushing companies toward more responsible supply chain practices. Companies – in a wide range of industries that reach far beyond apparel and footwear – not only have to negotiate the geographic complexities of this new reality, they have to determine to what extent their responsible business practices can be enforced in third-tier supplier organizations. Facing these challenges and new realities, companies are creating codes of conduct to govern supply chain management practices. But is this enough?  

Is there a business case for responsible supply chain practices? What do you need to know about the different types of supply chain codes and standards? What does the future of responsible supply chain management look like? The Center's newest In Focus answers these questions and more.

» Members can download this publication, In Focus - Responsible Supply Chain Management (pdf).

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