CSR and Corporate Greed: the Case in Pharmaceuticals

As the year began, Martin Shkrelli was called before a Congressional committee to defend his decision to hike the price of a life-saving drug from $13.50 to $750.  The controversial decision has gained vast media attention because of the extremity of the hike. While a 5000% increase of this nature undoubtedly shines a spotlight on...
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The month of March has been centered on issues of privacy and data in the world of supply chain. At the forefront is the ongoing conflict between Apple and the FBI over law enforcement demands that Apple unlock the encrypted iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter.  With engineers declaring that they will quit rather than...
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A year after the West Coast Ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach experienced news making slow downs and narrowly avoided closure, the twin ports have bounced back at an amazing rate. In large part due to the Port Solutions project, in which the Center for GSCM is partnered, POLA and POLB have begun addressing...
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In the face of resistance from taxi and limo drivers, Uber and Lyft have gained access for passenger pickup at LAX.  It is only the latest example of how the companies have begun to effectively disrupt and change the transportation market. Indeed, Uber and Lyft’s progress at airports nationwide and as a fixture on many...
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Eretail continues to be a driving force this year, changing how stores do business and rapidly revealing which organizations are falling behind. Already this month Kohls, Sears, Macy’s and Walmart have had to confront shrinking sales as consumers turn toward eretailers and stores with strong omnichannel presence. Drones are also maintaining a presence in supply...
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Welcome to the first review of the new year! This week, a large portion of the country has braced for a record setting winter storm. In addition to affecting government offices and schools, the blizzard is having far reaching impacts on supply chain.  Passengers are confronting canceled flights and road closures, as are delivery companies....
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2016 has begun, and thought leaders in global supply chain are already making lists of the  movements that will shape the year ahead. For our part, we’ve got an eye on the rise and fall of global economies whose futures will effect trends in technology, e-retail, corporate sustainability, and big data. Already at the break...
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The year is closing, with much to report in the news of global supply chain. After months of anticipation and debate, the FED opted to raise interest rates to .25% during their most recent meeting. Citing ongoing economic recovery, the FED also commented that this hike should be viewed as one in an upcoming series...
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Earlier this year,the strikes and labor disputes taking place at the West Coast ports were causing serious supply chain delays not only across the US but globally, and news sources estimated that it would take two or more months to bring schedules back to normal. Yet backlogs have cleared sooner than expected, and many suppliers find...
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In a September press release, UPS announced plans to unveil a “groundbreaking, range extended electric vehicle” for use in UK tests. According to UPS: “Since June 2014, UPS has worked with TEVVA Motors to develop a prototype, as part of UPS’s growing investment in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. A small, highly efficient diesel...
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