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Ethical sourcing now a greater concern than shareholder value, say business leaders

Ethical sourcing now a greater concern than shareholder value, say business leaders

Milton Friedman’s Shareholder Theory, which elevates advancing shareholder value above all else, has long held sway over the American economy. The practice has always been contentious but has come under particular fire as of late with detractors holding it responsible for rising economic inequality and general corporate callousness.

PERSPECTIVE

What’s your supply chain security program level?

What’s your supply chain security program level?

Businesses love a good process assessment. You can’t shake a proverbial stick without hitting an ISO, CMMI, or Six Sigma seal. There’s good reason for this too: common standards provide an easy verification of an organization’s efficiency, maturity, and long-term stability. Learn how to start assessing your supply chain security maturity.

The modern due diligence problem

The modern due diligence problem

Due diligence is an essential function of major modern business transactions. Fundamentally, businesses need to know who they’re buying from or just who they’re buying. But in an era of growing supply chain complexity, where companies rely on hundreds or even thousands of suppliers, the task of performing due diligence has correspondingly increased in difficulty.