In this, the latest in a series of deep insights into the 'green' trident of governance, Rob Smith meets with Mike Zepp, Director - Global Market Development Environmental Compliance & Sustainability for Dassault Systèmes to discuss a range of green issues and the industry's place in an increasingly difficult economic climate.
The 21st Century presents a number of unprecedented and interrelated global challenges. Population growth, climate change, resource depletion (including energy and water) and food security are no longer the sole concern of governments or fragile communities. Instead, corporates now recognize that what were once viewed as inconsequential ‘externalities’ increasingly represent a clear threat to their current and future viability, particularly where those businesses operate extended and complex supply chains.
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In the first of a series of blogs looking at the trident of governance, Rob Smith examines the importance of comprehensive supply chain auditing and the difficulties that companies can face when their trading practices fall short of mandated standards.
As this series grows, Rob will go on to look at the two remaining prongs of governance, namely: environmental regulation and ethical compliance.
With it being the testbed for a new, focused format, the organisers of last month’s IMB Select trade show hoped to win over exhibitors and delegates alike. Now that the dust has settled, Ben Hanson looks at how far they succeeded in creating a viable offshoot of the IMB Forum in such a difficult climate.
(ST. PAUL, MINN., JULY 29, 2010) Lawson Software (Nasdaq: LWSN) announced today a technology platform upgrade to its Lawson Fashion Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. This latest release, Lawson Fashion PLM 3.7, supports the Microsoft SQL 2008 database and Windows® server 2008 (64 bit) and is generally available today. It also supports Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and 8 for user running the Microsoft Windows® Vista (32 bit) operating system and Microsoft Explorer 8 for those moving on to the new Microsoft Windows® 7 (32 bit) operating system.