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So Your Supply Chain is Banning Bangladesh….and Going to Cambodia?: “The Ugliest Race to the Bottom”

Supply Chain View from the Field

In our ongoing discussion of labor and human rights violations in the supply chain, we’ve discussed in prior posts the problems that occurred in Bangladesh resulting in over 700 dead. In Thailand, workers at a factory producing Nike apparel were forced by military personnel allegedly hired by the manufacturer to sign a petition allowing them to be paid less than the minimum wage of $4 a day.

6 Common Supply Chain Mistakes and How to Resolve Them

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Successful supply chain management requires a company to recover from disruptions, which are a normal part of any business. The cost of recovery from a disruption in procurement management depends on factors such as supply source, volume, manufacturing location and inventory. Recent changes in supply chain solutions include building to order and obtaining supplies just before they're needed, resulting in a greater dependence on lead times.

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Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

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Low-cost country (LCC) sourcing is now a commonplace strategy for shrinking bottom line labor and material costs in most consumer products industries, including apparel, footwear, toys, and other manufactured products. Organizations continue to scour global markets for even lower labor rates, moving from Western China to the Pearl River, and now to Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, and North Africa.

Are US-Chinese tariffs part of the new normal?

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The topic is a timely one, the on-going US-Chinese tariffs and what it means for supply chain executives. This is an issue that should cause every supply chain executive to take notice, and start thinking about the strategic imperatives that lie ahead… US and China are currently on a “trade-war” which started when U.S. Sebastien Breteau of Supply Chain Brain recently noted that “The ongoing U.S.-China

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