ChainLink World View

Frameworks, approaches and perspectives by which ChainLink views and makes sense of the world, in particular supply chains

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.

The Year of the Last Mile

Demand-driven supply chains, new customer service models, and Omni-channel/free delivery are all driving up the cost of transportation. So what does last mile really cost?

Cold Chain: A Story of Integration

Solution Providers discuss integration to provide end-to-end Cold Chain Management and traceability – from seed to consumer.

2011 Supply Chain Risk Survey Results: Part One

We report the findings of our survey, answering questions such as the level of investments being made in resilience, the scope of responsibility for supply chain organizations, and assessment of how well we are doing at actually managing risk.

Collaboration vs. Transactions

Lessons from eBay, Facebook, LinkedIn and other Social Networks – What traditional business management can learn from Social Networks.

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