M08 Student F14 - Module 08 Socially Responsible Supply...

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Module 08 Socially Responsible Supply Chain Management 01
What is a Socially Responsible Organization? Social Responsibility 02
Why be Socially Responsible?
How can supply chains be socially irresponsible? Customer related issues Business partner related issues – Buyers and Suppliers Labor related issues Culture related issues Country and community related issues Environment related issues How can SCM help companies become socially responsible? Eliminate waste Proliferation of legal and ethical business practices Improve quality of life; Save lives - Teach SCM practices, Develop SC infrastructure, Execute SC operations Social Responsibility and SCM 03
Critics of Social Responsibility Reduces profits, increases costs (without ROI) Takes focus away from business, core competencies Company may acquire too much social power Problems solved according to Western values Other Risks and Barriers Long and complex chains of partners/suppliers Scrutiny by media and special interest groups Challenges of making informed decisions Lack of effective & accepted measurements What is the right thing to do? Perception vs. Reality The dangers of making good decisions Barriers to being Socially Responsible 04
Module 08 Legal/Ethical SCM 05
Product and Customer related – Quality, Safety, Environmental Impact Mattel, Firestone, Dog food, Baby formula, Batteries, Toyota… Supplier Relationship - Treatment of partners/suppliers Partners’ labor and other business practices; Corruption, Bribery, Collusion Prices paid and Processes used to develop, acquire, extract…materials Logistics Environmental issues – pollution, landscape Manufacturing and Labor Related Issues Hiring practices – Hiring illegal workers, Children, Wages, Race, Sex, Religion… Work conditions – Safety, Health, Hours, Labor unions Environmental impact – toxic emission, waste Closing and relocating facilities Legal/Ethical SCM Issues 06
Module 08 Humanitarian SCM 07
SCM Benefiting Society 08 Goals of SCM?

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