The Supply Chain Imperative

The Supply Chain Imperative

The Supply Chain Imperative

The Supply Chain Imperative

Synopsis

The new business imperative is to create an unambiguous culture of ethical behavior. The Supply Chain Imperative presents a framework any business can use for monitoring, reporting, and improving performance of suppliers on environmental, social, and other issues. The book ensures that the company's ethical mandate is understood and implemented along the entire length of the chain, helping companies avoid costly litigation and potentially devastating injury to reputation brought on by violations of law and ethical norms.

Excerpt

Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial
diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants
.

—LOUIS BRANDEIS, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

On Labor Day I happened to walk by a small tour that was looking up at one of the older buildings on the corner of New York’s Washington and Green streets. This was the Asch building, now part of New York University, where in 1911, on a beautiful spring Saturday, the horrific “Triangle Shirtwaist” fire consumed the top three floors of the building, killing 146 young girls working in the garment industry. Trapped inside with the doors locked, the fire had quickly swept through upper floors, fueled by the fabric, dust, and wooden girders. Mostly immigrants, newly arrived in America, many of the 500 girls trapped in the building were forced to throw themselves from the ninth storey to the pavement below in a desperate attempt to avoid the flames. No fire hoses could reach the upper . . .

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