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Living at the Top of the Supply Chain Hierarchy

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   8/28/2013 12:54:21 AM
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@RyanL, i agree...and thanks for saying it so well.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   8/28/2013 12:53:27 AM
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@SP, since many organizations can talk a good game on this social responsiblity stuff, how do you separate the wheat from the chaff and find organizations that are walking the walk?

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RyanL   8/27/2013 7:55:28 PM
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I find that anytime one does good, good is in fact done, regardless of the motivation. If a guy volunteers at a soup kitchen to impress a girl by saying he voluneered at a soup kitchen at the end of the day he still helped out the soup kitchen staff and the patrons. Likewise if a socially responsible project or program is implimented even if only as a marketing driven initiative it will yield good results. This is of course assuming that the guy did in fact volunteer at the soup kitchen and not just say that he did...the same goes for the corporation. If they have initiatives in place that don't actually do anything, well that's just more corporate sleight of hand.

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RyanL   8/27/2013 7:31:25 PM
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It's been great reading your insightful thoughts across supply chain issues Ken! I wish you the best in the book project, I might pop on over there and check it out when I have a moment.

 

In regards to the Top of the Hierarchy, I loved what you had to say about the way in which we approach changes. Every change needs a good spokesman in order for it to smoothly spread throughout the company.

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SP   8/26/2013 2:09:27 PM
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Corporate social repsonsibility is an important feature for the organization. And how well they connect socially. Some of them have very good CSR initiatives on paper but hardly much is seen socially.

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jbond   8/26/2013 12:18:58 PM
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Best of luck on your new venture Ken!

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   8/24/2013 6:44:24 PM
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@Nimantha.d, do you find that the marketing-driven initiatives ever do good in the world? Or do the people involved get something out of it?  Outcome is also important to me.

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Hospice_Houngbo   8/23/2013 4:00:32 PM
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That is an interesting project. I hope excerpts from the book wil be posted on ebnonline.com as well for the EBN community to read and comment.

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FLYINGSCOT   8/23/2013 11:26:29 AM
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Best wishes Ken.  I have enjoyed reading your blogs and I hope you fare well in your new pursuits.

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nimantha.d   8/23/2013 5:20:33 AM
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@Hailey: Yes social responsibility is something which we all should do but many CSR projects happen in order to make some marketing tactics. Honestly most of them are not concerned about the social aspects.      

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