SCM300 - Module 8

SCM300 - Module 8 - SCM 300 MODULE 08 Study Packet Module...

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SCM 300 – MODULE 08 Study Packet Module 08: Socially Responsible Supply Chain Management Reading Assignments: Text: YOGA Book Reading Assignment: Pages: 294-307 Also, read the ONLINE ARTICLES located in the Module 8 folder in Exam 2 Materials section of SCM 300 site. Social Responsibility (SR) Basics – Slides 02-04 While the definition of SR differs from person to person, according to SCM 300 what might constitute a SR firm? o One that has legal and ethical business practices o Is committed to environmental stability o What are some arguments for behaving in a SR manner? o It is our responsibility as citizens o Keeps you in good standing with the government o Good public relations o Increased profits, lower costs What are the ties between SR and SCM? o SC are the “bad guys” –directly or indirectly responsible for problems that evolve Country related issues Labor related issues Culture related issues Supplier related issues o Lean manufacturing(practices eliminating waste) = good business o Better relationships with suppliers = better business How can SCM help? o Lean manufacturing—being environmentally conscious How can SCM hurt SR? o Company may gain too much power from the government o Reduces profits, increases costs (w/out ROI) o Takes focus away from business What are some of the barriers to/arguments against companies acting in a SP manner? o Lack of knowledge and education o What is the right thing to do? Perception vs. reality o Lack of effective and accepted measurements (landscaping, hybrids) o Scrutiny by the media and special interest groups o Long & complex supply chains across the world—too complicated Legal and Ethical Supply Chains– Slides 05-07 What are some ethical issues that global supply chains confront? o Customer related issues Quality and safety of goods sold o Labor related issues Hiring practices: illegal workers, wages, child labor, race, sex… Working conditions: safety, heath, hours, labor unions o Supplier related issues Prices paid for materials Partners labor practices Relationship—treatment of partners/suppliers Corruption, bribery, collusion EX: what if your supplier’s employees are being abused…should you abandon that supplier?? o Processes used to develop, acquire, extract….materials o Sustainability issues Resource depletion Emissions into air, water, soil… What are some of the issues faced by developing countries that SCM can help improve? o Corruption, black markets, counterfeit drugs, drugs going into U.S. market o Procurement—purchasing drugs at low price o Distribution—lack of infrastructure (national & local) theft, spoilage
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SCM 300 – MODULE 08 Study Packet o Lack of supply chain consistency Be able to discuss examples of how sound supply chain management practices can help in developing nations. Specifically be able to recall some of the details of the CAFÉ Practices example.
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