On Wednesday, 16 March 2015, IFPSM and Kogan Page are co-hosting a webinar titled “A Dichotomy between Fashion Supply Chains and CSR?” The webinar is being run twice, once at 09.00 and again at 17.00 GMT It is being presented by David B. Grant who is Professor of Logistics at Hull University Business School, UK and Distinguished Senior Fellow at Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki. He has over 175 publications in various refereed journals, books and conference proceedings, including co-authoring Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Fashion Logistics for Kogan Page, and is on the editorial board of many international journals.
Increased globalisation over the past few decades has led to outsourced sourcing and production in fashion supply chains. However, it has also increased our awareness of corporate social responsibility (CSR) related to these supply chains and has also suggested there may be a dichotomy for firms trying to satisfy various stakeholders. For example, is Wal-Mart a responsible firm for bringing low-priced goods to consumers in many markets across the globe, or are they irresponsible for paying low wages, being anti-union and for putting small firms out of business when they enter some of these markets?
To register for the webinar please click on the link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/895963811145829892
For more information and the opportunity to take advantage of purchasing Fashion Logistics which is co-authored by David B. Grant and examines the principles and practices behind responsible fashion retailing and cost-effective supply chain management in the fashion industry click on the link: http://www.ifpsm.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/IFPSM-advertorial-for-website.pdf
For more information about the challenges in the global footwear market follow the link: http://www.ifpsm.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Challenges-in-the-Global-Footwear-Market.pdf
On 8 February 2016, IFPSM and Kogan Page co-hosted a webinar on the “Challenges in the Food Supply Chain” presented by Samir Dani, Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Head of Logistics, Operations and Hospitality Management at the University of Huddersfield.
Synopsis: The Food and drink sector is in flux. The sector has to deal with change coming from various sources, sometimes simultaneously. This also has a major impact on how food supply chains operate and sustain. The following webinar discusses the challenges facing today’s food supply chains and presents ideas for effective management of food supply chains.
Bio: Samir Dani is Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Head of Logistics, Operations and Hospitality Management at the University of Huddersfield. He has experience of leading and working on various research projects in a diverse range of management and supply chain related topics. He has experience of working on projects related to food supply chain risks, food sustainability and food value chains. Professor Dani has published widely and has presented to both academic and practitioner audiences. He also has experience of working in the manufacturing sector. His book ‘ Food Supply Chain Management and Logistics: from farm to fork’ recently won the ‘Prix des Associations’ awards at the 12th annual procurement ‘Plumes des Achats’ awards in Paris.
To view Samir Dani’s presentation please click on the link: http://www.ifpsm.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Food-Supply-Chain-Webinar-presentation.pdf