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Overseas Supply Chains: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

31 August 2012
Suicides in China, fires in Bangladesh: Multinationals cannot stay immune from abuses in their global supply chains.
Global Supply Chains get Longer and Trickier

Overseas Supply Chains: What You Don’t Know May Hurt You


Third Quarter 2012
Corporate Board Member
by Craig Mellow

apple in chainsApple Inc. has no ownership stake in Foxconn, the giant contract electronics manufacturer with headquarters in Taiwan, no seat on the board, and no formal say over Foxconn’s labor policies. Yet Foxconn’s mounting public relations problems over the past two years have become Apple’s problems, nonetheless.