At one time there was nothing more Texan than Blue Bell ice cream. Unfortunately, that was before the company nearly went under from a scandal involving listeria-tainted ice cream which caused the death of multiple consumers back in April 2015.
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There’s no doubt that the growing commercialization of Artificial Intelligence will continue in 2017. Much of that commercialization effort will be focused around robotics, cars, and consumer side applications. However, 2017 should also start to see real growth of applications for AI in enterprises as well.
Sometimes your supply chain will deliver an old-fashioned, pre-database, non-FCPA related integrity issue: the old bait and switch.
Local firms in emerging markets are often highly attractive to multinationals looking for new suppliers and partners. Those local firms, many of them mid-sized, see joining a global value chain as a key step for survival.
I was surprised to hear some financial services industry experts say that many large firms don't always know who their third parties are and what exactly they are doing for the firm.
Achieving consistent legal compliance in today’s regulatory environment is a challenge severe enough to keep compliance officers awake at night and one at which even well-managed companies regularly fail.
Companies increasingly understand the importance of strong vendor-compliance programs, but costly enforcement actions stemming from supply-chain mismanagement remain.
Two experts have a few training, monitoring and evaluating tips to share with us.
The European Commission issued a draft regulation on conflict minerals Wednesday, outlining a voluntary self-certification system that's not limited to central Africa.