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MGT 695 Strategic Management
Case12, Monitoring Foreign Suppliers: The Challenge of Detecting Unethical Practices

How important is it for companies such as Nike and Wal-Mart that source extensively from foreign suppliers located in countries where wages are low and substandard working conditions are common to have supplier codes of conduct and to have programs to monitor and ensure supplier compliance with these codes of conduct? You may use your personal opinion on much of this question.

Who has the strongest supplier monitoring program - Nike or Wal-Mart? Why?

What can a company do to detect and combat the efforts of unscrupulous foreign suppliers to deceive inspection/compliance teams?

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The solution discusses how important is it for companies such as Nike and Wal-Mart that source extensively from foreign suppliers located in countries where wages are low and substandard working conditions are common to have supplier codes of conduct and to have programs to monitor and ensure supplier compliance with these codes of conduct? You may use your personal opinion on much of this question.

Who has the strongest supplier monitoring program - Nike or Wal-Mart? Why?

What can a company do to detect and combat the efforts of unscrupulous foreign suppliers to deceive inspection/compliance teams?

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