Compliance of an organization to regulations, company policies, industry standards, laws, and societal norms.

The Ethical Supply Chain Practitioner – Part Two: Labor and Ethical Business Practices

A look at how to ensure that suppliers are treating their workers fairly, paying living wages, not using forced labor, providing a safe working environment, allowing collective bargaining, have non-discriminatory hiring practices, and ethical business practices. These are required not only to minimize reputational risk, but to underpin a company’s purpose and identity as a force for good in the world.

The Ethical Supply Chain Practitioner – Part One: The Social Responsibility Imperative

Supply chain practitioners and executives are in a unique position to help change the world for the better by their influence over global supply chains’ labor conditions, environmental footprint, and ethical practices. In this first in a series, we examine what is driving increasing corporate social responsibility and the desire by employees to do meaningful work and make a difference in the world.

Reimagining Regulations: Ideas from a Non-Policy-Wonk – Part One

There is a perpetual battle between pro and anti-regulatory advocates. But that tug-of-war misses the point. We need efficient, effective regulation—or alternative mechanisms—that actually work, to ensure a well-functioning, non-abusive society. Here we explore some off-the-beaten-path ideas on how to achieve the (mostly) noble goals of regulation, without the (mostly) inadequate results and high expense of regulation.

SAP Concur: Consumerization at Work

SAP Concur’s products in Travel, Expense, and Invoice are good examples of how enterprise software is being ‘consumerized’ to encourage use by employees who have increasingly higher UX expectations.

Highlights From DocuSign MOMENTUM 2015

DocuSign’s 2015 MOMENTUM conference showed us how they are transforming companies (and lives). There were numerous customer examples to learn from.

What Retail RFID Mandates Mean for Suppliers

Articles about the recent major item-level RFID tagging initiatives in retail (Macy’s, JCP, M&S, et al) have focused on what it means for the retailer. Here we examine some impacts for suppliers.

Cold Chains are Hot! Revised

Tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides — in responding to the needs of the victims of these natural disasters, the effective delivery of food, pharmaceuticals and life saving products are now in the spotlight. Supply challenges related to transportation,infrastructure and other issues require careful planning and coordination.

Sorry, Dropbox

The recent hacking into Dropbox emphasizes the need for corporate-weight MFT solutions.

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