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In the wake of the tragic Bangladesh garment factory collapse, supply chain integrity has once again stimulated an intense media reaction – it seems that with each supply chain scandal, the headlines increase. Reinforcing the backlash are questions about ethics, responsibility and safety. Who should be held responsible for supply chain disasters? How should big companies evaluate potential risks along their supply chains, in order to prevent disaster? Is there a best response to supply chain safety violations to ensure they don’t happen again?
Corporate sustainability is undergoing a fundamental shift; for an indication of just how far it has come, look no further than SAP. The enterprise software giant has added environmental metrics to many of its core offerings, allowing information about environmental impacts to be seamlessly incorporated into everything from executive management to operations.
Last Thursday night on the kayak home I encountered a traffic jam of container ships jockeying for position in the San Francisco Bay. When I started kayak commuting, in October of 2009, I went months before coming across more than one or two ships on a commute. Last night there were five. As I approached the shipping channel waiting for the right time to cross, the inbound Hanjin Long Beach had to pull a Crazy Ivan near the Bay Bridge to make way for the outbound Evergreen Eagle. To the east, the APL Jade unroped and pushed off from the Port of Oakland, headed for Tokyo.
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