ISCOM424 - Professional Ethics
ISCOM424 - Professional Ethics
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Date Created: 11/09/15
Running head PROFESSIONAL ETHICS Professional Ethics Angie Killion ISCOM 424 October 7 2013 Joseph Bright PROFESSIONAL ETHICS 2 Professional Ethics Although though some people do not follow a code of ethics professional ethics is very important to the success of a business It is important for all managers to conduct business internally and externally ethically and with the utmost integrity Ethics is personal What one may consider to be ethically wrong another may not However in business there are some ethical issues that are universal and with the constant quest to be competitive these ethical issues are still a problem today Overseas Working Conditions Information Sharing and Quotes amp Offers The ethical considerations that I believe affect an organizations supply chain are overseas working conditions Information sharing and quotes amp offers Working conditions such as sweatshops and unstable building in overseas factories are at the forefront of the logistics and supply chain industries This is because of recent incidents such as the building collapsing in Bangladesh killing over 1100 garment workers Yardley 2013 and sweatshops in China that produce high dollar electronics such as iPhones and iPads as well as Microsoft Dell and Hewlett Packard products Cooper 2013 Information sharing is another area of business that has ethical challenges Because information sharing is beneficial to both the organizations and its supplier the integrity of the information is vital There are several issues surrounding information sharing but when focusing on ethics there are two specific issues on which to focus trust and securityrisk Suppliers and their customers must trust each other They both must be secure in the fact that the information they are receiving is correct because they make major business decision with this information Altering the information to achieve goals is very deceiving and unethical The same goes for quotes and offers which is another area of ethical PROFESSIONAL ETHICS 3 consideration It is ethically wrong to quote or give an offer just to secure the business when actual intention is not the honor the quote or offer Dealing with These Issues It is important to be diligent about teaching and training employees the important of honest ethical behaVior There is really no way to stop unethical behaVior This must be apparent in the company s mission Vision and goals and then it will be apparent to the suppliers and customers No matter what precautions you set or best practices you put in place there is always someone somewhere that wants to do things unethically Setting up best practices is also a way to avoid unethical practices so setting these up whenever possible with help guide the suppliers and employees in the right direction PROFESSIONAL ETHICS 4 References Yardley J 2013 May Report on Deadly Factory Collapse in Bangladesh Finds Widespread Blame Retrieved from httpWWWnytimescom20130523Worldasiareporton bangladeshbuildingcollapsefindsWidespreadblamehtmlr0 Cooper R 2013 January Inside Apple39s Chinese 39sweatshop39 factory Where workers are paid just 112 per hour to produce iPhones and iPads for the West Retrieved from httpWWWdailymailcouknewsarticle2103798RevealedInsideApplesChinese sweatshopfactoryworkerspaidjust112hourhtml
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