The Problem Of Supply Chain Management Research

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This paper addresses an issue within supply chain management research that has not been given much attention, and thereby attempts to bring focus to modern slavery within organizations with international supply chains. It calls for new theory development towards the detection and elimination of slavery within global supply chain, as well as the development of new tools and indicators that can be used to detect slavery within supply chains. After detecting slavery within a supply chain, complete withdrawal of sourcing activities from regions with slavery will likely not solve the problem because of competition seeking to exploit cost effective sourcing strategies. As part of the findings of this research, the paper suggests that the most…show more content…
The technical aspects of the web-based platform are discussed, followed by a more thorough explanation of the learning module itself, and the principles and implementation of the learning methodology. Although it is becoming more important to avoid travel, the paper mentions that a mix of face to face and online learning activities would still probably be best, especially during the early stages of the platform. Nonetheless, the virtual institute can be used as an effective tool for learning and growth for global supply chain markets.
Clinical supply managers have increased logistical challenges represented by the complexities in producing and distributing supplies globally, meeting the regulations and time-constraints, and tighter budgets in drug development. Therefore, new sourcing strategies for companies and implementation of new forecasting tools are vital to clinical supply chain management. This paper reviews a study performed by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development to assess the role of clinical supply chain managers in the global marketplace. Surveys and roundtable discussion, with topics including primary responsibilities, technology usage, outsourcing, and challenges were used to analyze the global clinical supply market. As companies will continue to seek to maximize efficiency and minimize spending within their organization, the paper
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