Tesla’s Supply Chain Charging Up to Meet Demand

Detroit, MI, USA - January 12, 2015: Tesla Model S and charging station on display during the 2015 Detroit International Auto Show at the COBO Center in downtown Detroit.

When electric-car manufacturer Tesla announced it was releasing a lower-cost Model 3 in March, excited consumers lined up in droves for the chance to make reservations for these iconic autos. The Model 3 will retail around US$35,000 before tax credits, and is not expected to be released until 2017 at the earliest. Tesla has received about 325,000 orders for the Model 3, but now comes the tough … [Read more...]

Unraveling Forced Labor Abuses in the Global Supply Chain

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For a commodity with such a "soft" image, cotton sourcing can be a prickly challenge for companies focused on ethical supply chain practices. In Uzbekistan each year, over one million citizens are forced to work in the cotton industry under harrowing conditions. On February 20th, the Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) released the report Cotton Sourcing Snapshot: A Survey of Corporate Practices to … [Read more...]