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

Supply Chain View from the Field

Sanjiv Pandita, executive director of the Asia Monitor, called it “the ugliest race to the bottom, because the financial crisis in America and Europe means that people are scared of buying expensive things” But as any buying agent who has visited these countries knows, things aren’t much better when you visit factories in other parts of Asia, including Myanmar, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, or India.

Modern Slavery in Today’s Supply Chains

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In a related article by the Guardian , David Noble, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, points out just how pervasive this issue is, saying 11% of British business leaders report modern slavery likely already plays a role in their supply chains. by Alexa Cheater I used to think slavery was, for the most part, a thing of the past.

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6 Common Supply Chain Mistakes and How to Resolve Them

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The cost of recovery from a disruption in procurement management depends on factors such as supply source, volume, manufacturing location and inventory. The workers, mostly in Cambodia and Myanmar, were paid unreasonably and locked into contracts. Supply chain consulting firms find that most CEOs hold the Chief Procurement Officer responsible for disruptions to the supply chain, although the specific parties that the CPO holds responsible for this possibility is less clear.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) are designed to boost economic growth through trade by opening markets by way of progressive removal of customs duties, eliminating or reducing trade barriers and tariffs, lifting restrictions on services and even through public procurement. Myanmar. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations.

A Year In Events: Looking Back At 2016 (US Edition)

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From California to Connecticut, and Novi to New Orleans, EcoVadis was on the ground contributing to the advancement of sustainable procurement and CSR/sustainability practices in global supply chains during our most active year on record in the US. Presentations on successes achieved improving labor conditions in China were subsequently followed by the challenges of doing business in the very new – and inherently risky – labor market of Myanmar.

China Flexes Its Global Logistics Muscle

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Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar. Cheng Wei, Honeywell’s EPC (engineer, procure and construct) export sales leader in China, spoke to MH&L about their involvement in the project. In June Honeywell and the China International Contractors Association jointly hosted a high-profile meeting with more than 20 leading Chinese engineering procurement and construction contractors in Macao.

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