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Global Supply Chain

Glory Days: Athletes Aim High With 3D-Printed Products

Richard Howells | Posted 08.08.2016 | Technology
Richard Howells

Emerging victorious on the world's biggest sports stage requires a level of sacrifice, determination, and talent that only a few special individuals possess.

To Combat Human Trafficking, Hope Isn't a Strategy

Greg Iaquinto | Posted 04.14.2016 | Impact
Greg Iaquinto

Supply chains need a modern approach to eliminating modern slavery Stories like Vannak Prum's are all too common. He left his home in Cambodia...

Powering Programs With the Right Vaccines to the Right Place at the Right Time...

Joel Lamstein | Posted 02.18.2017 | World
Joel Lamstein

Vaccines are among the most effective and inexpensive ways to fight infectious diseases and help people stay healthy. While there are a few people in affluent societies and troubled corners of the world who distrust vaccines, the history cannot be more clear: vaccines work.

On the Flight Path to Tomorrow's Digital Supply Chain

David P. Storch | Posted 12.10.2016 | Business
David P. Storch

Global supply chain leaders in every industry are embracing digital practices that are setting new standards--and leaving companies with traditional supply chains in the dust. This new digital supply chain is opening a world of opportunities for a range of businesses with increased visibility and control.

Environmental Innovation: Nice or Necessity?

Brian Kennell | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Environmental innovations are much more than nice; they are also fiscally sound practices that add value and provide a tremendous boost to the bottom line. And eventually, they have a domino effect

Recycling Opens the Door to a Circular Economy

Brian Kennell | Posted 01.15.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Recycling is critically important, but it's only one part of a larger, globally emergent environmental paradigm known as the Circular Economy. As we look forward to America Recycles Day, we are reminded that we have so much more to do.

Finding Supply Chain Synergies In Your Customers' Networks

Hans Hickler | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

In this era of cloud-based connectivity and big data stores, logistics companies can, more than ever, model supply chain synergies for their customers.

Kim Bhasin

Nobody Knows, Cares Whether Your Clothes Are Made In Deadly Factories | Kim Bhasin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Business

You probably don't know who makes your clothes. The scary thing is, the retailer that sold them to you may not know, either. A yearlong study of fa...

Kim Bhasin

A Year After Deadly Collapse, Bangladesh's Garment Industry Remains Broken | Kim Bhasin | Posted 04.24.2014 | Business

NEW YORK -- A year after a building collapse killed more than 1,100 people at a factory in Bangladesh, the country's garment workers remain exposed to...

Kim Bhasin

Auditing Process Fails Mistreated Factory Workers | Kim Bhasin | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business

In the wake of another deadly disaster at a major hub of garment manufacturing in Bangladesh -- this time, the collapse of a building that took the li...

Accountability for the Bangladesh Building Collapse: Blame Game or Real Change?

Beth English | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Beth English

If history is any guide, progress on workplace standards in Bangladesh and in other developing countries will be difficult to achieve and slow in coming.

Behind the Brands

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

The system is poised for change. Now is the time for all of us to show companies that it is in their interests to lead. No brand is too big not to listen to its customers, and if enough of us urge the "Big 10" to do what is right, they will have no choice but to listen.

The Global Supply Chain: Our Economy, Security and Health Depends on It

Stanley M. Bergman | Posted 03.29.2013 | Business
Stanley M. Bergman

The world's supply chain forms the backbone of our global economy, security and health, and the risks it faces are many. What to do? We cannot plan for precisely how or when, but we can plan for the fact that disruptions will strike.

Market Discipline for the Boeing 787

Stan Sorscher | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Stan Sorscher

My career is invested in the aerospace industry, so it was very sobering to me when the FAA ordered that 787 airplanes be grounded. What lessons can we draw from the 787?

Japan's Lost Decades: Could They Happen in the US?

Ho-Hyung Lee | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Ho-Hyung Lee

Japan was like a rich man with a lot of savings, but it has spent too much over the last 20 years. The United States is still a reserve currency country, but its deficits pose a threat as the national debt becomes a serious issue for its economy.

Getting Meds to Sick Kids at the End of the Supply Chain

Joel Lamstein | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Joel Lamstein

For community case management to be truly effective, countries and partners must invest in supply chains so that they can forecast, finance, procure, and deliver life-saving medicines to community health workers.

Dave Jamieson

Workers Crash Walmart Forum On Food Supply Ethics | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.20.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Representatives from the world's largest private employer and other Fortune 500 companies joined worker advocates, trade groups and gove...

Gerry Smith

'Along For The Ride': Pre-Infected PCs Expose Flaws In Global Supply Chain | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.17.2012 | Technology

Experts offer all kinds of advice to protect computers from hackers: Use strong passwords. Keep your software updated. Don’t click on suspicious lin...

Andrea Stone

Janet Napolitano: Homeland Security, Economic Security Go 'Hand-In-Hand' | Andrea Stone | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top administration official on Monday signaled that the focus of homeland security in 2012 would shift in emphasis to business and the...

Krugman: Companies That Contribute To Growth 'Don't Exist In Isolation'

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 01.27.2012 | Business

Mitch Daniels, the former Bush budget director who is now Indiana's governor, made the Republicans' reply to President Obama's State of the Union addr...

Trade Winds -- Has the Spectre of Protectionism Blown Away?

Tamim Bayoumi | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business
Tamim Bayoumi

The global crisis has pushed trade reforms off -- or at least to the edge of -- the political radar screen. But shying away from improving the trade system in these tough economic times seems a little like cutting off your nose to spite your face.

Made in America?

Tom Silva | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business
Tom Silva

It seems clear that three decades after offshoring emerged as the best way for Corporate America to lower its break even cost of doing business, we are now seeing a reverse migration.

Yepoka Yeebo

Willful Ignorance: How Apple And Other Electronics Giants Gain the Benefits of Chinese Labor | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Apple again finds itself under scrutiny about the treatment of workers in foreign factories, following disclosures that laborers at a Chinese plant pr...