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Jun 18, 2012  |  Articles

Energy (Utilities) Sustainability Report

Key Sustainability Issues in the Energy Industry Reliance on coal (especially on the east coast) Limited suppliers Expense of constructing new Nuclear Plants Issues with current plants – Florida’s Crystal River Nuclear Plant rate case issues Methodology and Rating System […]

Jun 18, 2012  |  Articles

Key Sustainability Issues in the Electronics Industry: Sustainability Industry Report

Executive Summary In general we learned sustainability is not as simple as recycling or ‘being green’. To be sustainable is to look after the environment, the people living and working in it and how one’s business decisions, products and suppliers […]

Jun 18, 2012  |  Articles

Industrial Manufacturing Industry Sustainability Report

Key Sustainability Issues in the Industrial Manufacturing Industry (Construction, Industrial, Automotive, Farm, and Miscellaneous Manufacturing) Green is “popular” right now; therefore, finding more information about environmental sustainability on the company websites Companies are focusing on the environmental impacts of products, […]

Jun 18, 2012  |  Articles

Food and Beverages Sustainability Industry Report

Introduction Today Food and Beverages industry is more competitive than ever. As the companies in the various sectors compete and grow sustainability becomes a very important concern. Sustainability issues in food industry can cover a range of topics concerning environmental, […]

Jun 18, 2012  |  Articles

Consumer Products Sustainability Report

The apparel toys/games, and general merchandise industries have a wide range of variability in their sustainability efforts. Overall, the literature review showed a high level of effort on the part of many of the companies. The key issues concerning these […]

Jun 18, 2012  |  Articles

Labor & Human Rights Supply Chain: Market Research Aerospace & Defense Sustainability Report

h2. Introduction & Key Issues p. Aerospace & Defense is an industry dependent on high dollar contracts to deliver high end products such as airplanes, fighter jets, tanks and other high dollar items. Since the main driver of this industry […]

Jun 7, 2008  |  Articles

A Brief History of China:  Democracy or Communist Bureaucracy?

Just recently, the Wall Street Journal published an article stating the incredible growth in automotive component manufacturing in China, as well as other industries. Many people are mystified by the details of how to do business in China. In particular, […]

Jul 5, 2006  |  Articles

A Brief History of the Highway Transportation System in the U.S.

Related site link: The Transportation Crunch The highway infrastructure as we know it today began expanding rapidly after President Dwight Eisenhower, 50 years ago this month, signed the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 which committed the government to invest […]

Jun 3, 2006  |  Articles

Current Strategies and Tactics in Staffing

The following report is introductory to Dr Handfield’s research on Current Trends in Production Labor Sourcing. Contingent work force Call it downsizing, rightsizing or a layoff. Companies throughout the 90’s have been trimming their staffs to eliminate waste and focus […]

Jun 1, 2006  |  Articles

A Brief History of Outsourcing

The following report is introductory to Dr Handfield’s research on Current Trends in Production Labor Sourcing. Since the Industrial Revolution, companies have grappled with how they can exploit their competitive advantage to increase their markets and their profits. The model […]