Posts Tagged ‘Governance’

Painful Merger Legacies: Integrating Supply Chains and Managing Old Relationships

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 7:14 No Comments

Going along on a topic I have covered quite a bit in the past, responsible sourcing, Ethical Corporation has written a painfully detailed article on Adidas’s recent supply chain woes and how they are handling them. You may remember my post on their labor issues earlier this year, and as you will remember I have […]

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Competitive Business Intelligence in China.

Sunday, January 20, 2008 20:17 4 Comments

Last week while sitting around my mom’s table in Portland, I picked up an article in the local paper (The Oregonian) and had a bit of a laugh when reading the article More firms hire snoops to get edge on rivals Speaking about this growing industry in the U.S., the article looked at just what […]

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Product Safety: House Committee on Energy and Commerce Testimony

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 23:16 No Comments

For those who read Last week, you may have noticed that I made a quick reference some Dr. Tea gave to the boys inside the beltway… well, here are a few more details on Dr. Tea as well as her testimony. So first… Dr. Tea (Professor Mary Teagarden), is a close friend of mine and […]

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Report: Spoiled – Keeping Tainted Food Off America’s Tables

Friday, October 5, 2007 2:27 No Comments

Perhaps by continuing to post on product failures, I am flogging a dead horse, but once again I have found another report that should be highlighted Spoiled, Keeping Tainted Food Off America’s Tables (PDF Here) is written by Jessica Milano for the Progressive Policy Institute. She actually works for Competition Policy Associates (COMPASS) Written from […]

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Heidrick & Struggles Report on Corporate Governance in China

Thursday, October 4, 2007 0:23 No Comments

Heidrick & Struggles and Fudan University have just put out what is one of the best pieces I have seen on corporate governance and boards of directors in China. Part of its Asia Pacific Thought Leadership Collection the Benchmarking Corporate Governance in China report (PDF Here) highlights findings of more than 100 companies in China […]

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What Level of Product Failure is Acceptable?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 6:23 19 Comments

The last 3 months have been a nightmare for anyone with a Made in China sticker on their goods, and for China as a whole. Through this process, one of the things I keep coming back to is “what level of product failure is acceptable”. For consumers, the first response is none. No product failures […]

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Mattel Apologize to China… TO CHINA!

Saturday, September 22, 2007 0:17 3 Comments

It is funny how 6 weeks can make all the difference, and how villains today can be vindicated through time. Well, China… take your victory lap! Maybe I am going making too much of it, but the fact that the COO of Mattel recently apologized to senior leaders of China for the recent recalls (and […]

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Beyond Monitoring: Building a Sustainable Supply Chain in China

Thursday, August 9, 2007 0:39 No Comments

Business or Social Responsibility has come out with an excellent 20 page brief entitled Beyond Monitoring (PDF download here). A very timely piece, the article does an excellent job of showing the reader the various angles and approaches that a company must take in building a sustainable supply chain… something Mattel Toys did years ago, […]

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