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Internet of Things. | iStock/macrovector
July 6, 2017
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The Internet of Changing Things

How the spread of computerized gizmos is shifting business models big and small.

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A worker carries a stack of clothes in a garment factory | Reuters/Andrew Biraj
October 31, 2016
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How Big Brands Can Cultivate Ethical Suppliers

To ensure that contract manufacturers act responsibly, employ a mix of strategies — and don’t skimp.

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Labourers work at a large garment factory | Reuters/Kham
August 10, 2016
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How to Improve Working Conditions in the Developing World

A major sporting goods manufacturer found a surprising way to improve workers’ lives while maximizing productivity.
Insights and ideas on operations, information, and technology, including the management of systems, processes, and networks.

Value Chain Innovation Initiative Faculty

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November 6, 2012
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Slavery in Supply Chains

An MBA student urges consumers, NGOs, and companies to end slavery in supply chains of everyday products.
May 29, 2012
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Innovation: Using Paralegals for Grassroots Justice

Nonprofit Namati brings legal resources to countries around the world that are short on courts and lawyers.
December 13, 2011
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Yvon Chouinard: Patagonia’s Secret Is in its Supply Chain

The apparel company founder says they track every step to be sure there are “no unintended consequences of our actions.”
April 1, 2011
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Removing Barriers for Clean Tech Energy Entrepreneurs

A Stanford GSB forum raises ideas to streamline permit processes and global supply chain challenges faced by fledgling clean energy firms.
March 1, 2011
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Novartis Executive Describes the Battle Against Malaria in Africa

A program using cell phones to get drugs to rural areas has helped lower deaths from malaria, said Silvio Gabriel in a Stanford GSB talk.
May 10, 2010
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What Do Your Jeans and Your Car Have in Common?

Speakers at the Socially Responsible Supply Chains Conference highlight what supply chains in a variety of industries are doing to become more socially and environmentally responsible.
May 1, 2010
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Paul Auerbach: Supply Chain Lessons from Haiti

The Stanford surgeon who led medical logistics efforts after the quake says “it’s not the time for committee work” yet “teamwork is everything.”
March 1, 2010
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Can Oil Filters Improve Health Care?

Motorcycles can be a key to effective health care for millions of people across Africa.
April 1, 2008
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Supply Chain Strategies for Sustainable Companies

Companies can make money being socially responsible and environmentally friendly ways, says Professor Hau Lee. It just takes the Triple-A approach.
October 1, 2007
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Carter Roberts: Environmental Challenges are Profit Opportunities

The World Wildlife Fund CEO says he's focused on corporate sustainability and conservation politics around the world, not just on saving animals.