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The ransomware attack crippling one of the world’s top aluminium makers is exposing how crucial sophisticated digital systems have become in the centuries-old industry of turning mined rock into metal products.
Businesses striving to stamp out slavery from their supply chains should not dismiss struggling suppliers but train them to improve the lives of workers, and technology can play a part, leading companies including Apple and Walmart said on Nov 15.
HP Inc and Apple Inc topped a list ranking how well technology companies combat the risk of forced labour in their supply chains.
Pegatron Corporation is one of many diversifying their manufacturing away from China, with a US$40mil project to make wireless chips and semiconductors. Global supply chains have been disrupted by the ongoing tensions, which could ease this week as Xi Jinping and Donald Trump meet at the G20 summit in Japan.
A cellphone tool to survey working conditions of Ghanaian fishermen and a mobile system to collect forced labour data are among the finalists in a global competition to harness technology to identify enslaved workers in supply chains, organisers said.
James Dyson, the billionaire British inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, has chosen to build his electric car in Singapore to be close to Asian customers, supply chains and a highly skilled workforce.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Software group SAP said on Wednesday it was launching a social network for businesses, creating a forum around some of its key product lines that will help connect companies and boost visibility across complex supply chains.
Few brands would risk showing the reality of the complex supply chains behind their products, but Fairphone has staked its reputation on being transparent in an industry often accused of prolonging wars, harming the environment and using child labour.
China is building tens of thousands of 5G base stations every week. Whether it wins technological dominance or not, domestic supply chains may be revived and allow the country to maintain – and advance – its position as the factory floor of the world.