Monday, January 30, 2012

Creating A Better World through Supply Chains

imageCould the smudges on your shining ipad be the tears of a child forced into labor? Or may be the tears of a husband, a wife, a child who lost their spouse, parent or a sibling to a suicide under hopeless desperation? As always, Apple is taking the lead so you won’t have to worry about that. Apple released a Supplier Responsibility Progress Report in 2012 detailing its efforts to monitor its suppliers and improve worker protections and factory conditions.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Aston Martin and Supply Chain Strategy

imageWhere will you find an Aston Martin and a book on Supply Chain Strategy together? Well, these are two of the things Pankaj Munjal considers as essentials. Pankaj is the managing director of Hero Motors Corporation in India, the largest two-wheeler company in the world.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hours of Service: Bane or Boon?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rule on December 22, 2011. This may make the American roads safer, may make carriers more profitable by adjusting the demand-supply equation in their favor, and may enhance the quality of life for the American workers in the logistics industry. Or it may make the retail supply-chains more inefficient and more expensive to operate and everything just a little more expensive. As always change is hard to adopt and there is some truth on both sides of the argument.