Tag Archives: sub-tier suppliers

Sub-tier risk can undermine supplier codes of ethics

I wrote a post earlier this week about supplier ethics as a supply chain risk and also provided links to supplier codes of ethics for several big-name corporations, such as Walmart, IBM, and HP. Are supplier codes of ethics just …

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Dealing with supplier ethics

In my recent post about supplier ethics, I wrote about how suppliers whose ethics are not in alignment with those of their customers pose a real supply chain risk. This risk can come in the form of fraudulent products, unethical …

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Supplier defects: preventing the ultimate sacrifice

Supply chain failures seem inevitable these days, but are especially disconcerting when they indicate a larger systemic problem in critical equipment that is supposed to save lives. The U.S. Army just announced a recall of 44,000 Advanced Combat Helmets (ACH) …

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Where's the Beef……From?

A recent article in the Manchester Guardian reported on the latest sub-tier supply risk horror story. It is alleged that British supermarket chains Tesco, Asda, Marks & Spencer and dozens of other supermarkets may be inadvertent parties to a different …

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Giant performance failure in a peanut supplier

The failures at Peanut Corporation of America are tragedy in every way. This supplier failed to meet both regulatory and customer requirements. Its customers failed either to uncover or report the failures, and people died as a result. Now a …

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