Global consumer electronics manufacturer Apple indicated this week that the company’s ten-year old goal to have all owned facilities 100 percent powered by renewable energy sources has been achieved. While Apple deserves credit for this achievement, the scope of this announcement does not include major elements of its global supply chain.
Social Responsibility Strategies for Global Supply Chains
The importance and implications of existing or future supply chain management sourcing strategies continue to be brought to light. Geo-political forces surrounding global trade are likely to occupy the attention of many industry supply chain teams, all of whom must be prepared to deal with near or longer-term implications.
Diversified products manufacturer 3M conducted a survey among supply chain suppliers to hone in on current challenges related to the notions of supplier collaboration. What caught Supply Chain Matters attention was that important supplier collaboration challenges remain for procurement and supply chain teams.
As a supply chain management community, we can sometimes turn a blind eye when production facilities in external countries provide workers with unsafe conditions. We now have a report that may well serve as a call for audits and responsible actions for certain U.S. production facilities.