Business-New discussion 2

Jun 16th, 2014
Anonymous
Category:
Accounting
Price: $20 USD

Question description

Answer the following questions in about ½ page. Write ( 3 paragraphs for each question) each paragraph should be 4 lines.  

Follow the instruction:

Read the recent article on Thai shrimp at http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/supermarket-prawns-thailand-produced-slave-labour

Read the article on Bangladeshi garment factories at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/28/bangladesh-factory-fire_n_2203614.html

Browse (for understanding) Walmart’s Standards for Suppliers Manual at http://cdn.corporate.walmart.com/d1/7e/ee6f5c8942f69ad4183bc0683771/standards-for-suppliers-manual.pdf

Answer the following questions in about ½ page:

  1. Can or should a company such as Walmart control the entire supply chain for the products it sells?
  2. Who is ultimately responsible for ensuring worker rights and safety in a foreign country? 
  3. What weaknesses exist in the use of standards and codes?   Are they robust enough?  What might be the effect on businesses if all US states adopted legislation like the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act?


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