3D Business

The Impact of Buying Practices on Building Ethical Supply Chains

Over recent years the buyer/supplier relationship has come under competing pressures. On the one hand, conventional purchasing practices are driven by intense pressure to meet margins, keep purchase costs low, and an increasing focus on speeding up the production timeline. 

At the same time, buyers are under increasing pressure to ensure that their suppliers meet ever-higher expectations of labour, safety and environmental management standards.

These pressures are well understood but what is …