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Webinar with Rachel Wu - Modern Slavery in Global Supply Chains and how do we tackle this scourge?
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Webinar with Rachel Wu - Modern Slavery in Global Supply Chains and how do we tackle this scourge?

Webinar with Rachel Wu : Modern Slavery in Global Supply Chains and how do we tackle this scourge?

When: Wednesday, 16 September 2020
09:30 - 10:30 SAST, GMT+2
Where: Online zoom session
South Africa
Contact: SAPICS
011 023 6701

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 WWebinar with Rachel Wu  - Modern slavery in Global Supply Chains and how do we tackle this scourge?

Modern Slavery still exists in this day and age. Also, it exists in modern global supply chains. It may be veiled or hidden – but it is real. The recent economic and social impact of COVID-19 can only expose supply chains to more risks of Modern Slavery occurring…

In fact, modern slavery in supply chains is often closer to your business than you think; especially when supply chain visibility is no longer so easy to achieve. This is especially true for companies with open international inbound supply chains. Their tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers are often half-way around the world, spread across multiple countries.

Variations in local regulations, culture and awareness add to the complexity in tackling Modern Slavery in supply chains. How to maintain control? Online surveys are useful in combatting Modern Slavery but there is more that can be done. For example, direct on-site supplier audits provide the best supply chain visibility. Audits must look out for obvious transgressions but there are also various cases of ‘cutting corners’ and borderline abuse at the expense of the most vulnerable groups of people. In many cases it is even necessary to screen recognized suppliers and in various counties. It is also necessary to review suppliers’ suppliers. This can be difficult, time-consuming and costly, but must be done. Technology, big data and other levers can also be used to combat MS.

This session will unpack the relevance and impact of Modern Slavery in global supply chains for your business; why this is important; what can be done; and how to get it right.

Biography: Rachel Wu - MD, Asia, Axis Group

Rachel is the MD, Asia of Axis Group. She is responsible for global business development, all client solutions and overall P&L. She has an international team across Asia, Middle East and Africa that supports her in driving the business forward. Her expertise is in global procurement/supply chain, transaction management, international business, complex negotiations, and strategic development. She has advised numerous international clients with their cross-border activities over the past 15 years.

Rachel is from Beijing and has lived and worked in Australia, Singapore, the rest of Asia and Africa. She has travelled extensively over the past years and is currently based in Beijing and Shanghai. Before joining Axis Group, she worked in senior roles in management, consulting, supply chain and logistics. She has been a guest lecturer at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business on international strategy – and has done public speaking in several countries.

Rachel holds an MBA from the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia and a BA degree in International Business and Trade from the Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing. She is fluent in Mandarin and English.


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