It doesn’t help that customers and the court of public – and “social” – opinion are holding new standards of accountability in the media and that supplier codes of conduct are often interpreted loosely (unless enforced) in certain global locales. Moreover, data collection and access to information has not kept up with front-end analytics designed to analyze said content. Equally as troubling is that procurement often has a neutral view of environment, health and safety (EHS) and supplier quality functions (at best) and views it only from a compliance (i.e., after the fact) perspective.
Direct Material Sourcing and Supplier Management Platforms (Part 2) [PRO]
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