Webinar: Supplier Ownership: An Old Idea with a New Twist
January 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Kick off ELEVATE’s 2014 webinar series on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 11am EST (16:00 GMT) with a free webinar exploring supplier ownership. Hear from ELEVATE Senior Partner, Ian Spaulding, and others in what promises to be an informative and educational presentation.
One of the common observations by retailers is that too many of their suppliers are not taking ownership of their social compliance responsibilities. Suppliers are not proactively seeking to manage; instead they just react to retailer audit results. On the other hand, suppliers often say that retailers overestimate their influence with the factories and ability to pre-empt non-compliance. Yet, both would agree that reacting to poor audit results and the ensuing fire drills are disruptive to retailer, supplier and factory. There needs to be a better way.
This webinar will talk to the renewed interest by retailers and brands in supplier ownership and the changing attitudes of suppliers towards adoption. In addition, we will explore some of the developing retailer programs and supplier responses.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- Why supplier ownership is being seen as one of the critical missing elements in retailer/brand compliance programs.
- Why retailers and brands are likely to adopt supplier ownership programs.
- What you can do as a supplier to take preliminary steps towards a more proactive approach to social compliance.
This webinar is geared toward US and European retailers, brands and suppliers. The webinar will be presented in English.
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