This case is the Spanish language translation of the case “Taking a Bite Out of Apple: Labor Rights and the Responsibility of Companies and Consumers in a Global Supply Chain”, # 1-429-372. It is an instructional tool for teaching the concepts of fair labor standards in a global market, supply chain management issues, and how a business deals with a crisis situation of media allegations of substandard labor practices. Students are asked to analyze supply chain and labor rights issues in order to come up with a response for Apple to the allegations of abuse at Foxconn. Students are also asked to discuss the role the media and consumers play in a company’s labor policies. This enables the students to better understand the complex issues of labor rights in the supply chain and viral media in a connected, globalized world. This case was written under the supervision of Andrew Hoffman at the University of Michigan by graduate students Kelsea Ballantyne, Zicheng Bi, Nate Underwood, and Xiling Weng.
Taking a Bite Out of Apple (Spanish Translation): Labor Rights and the Role of Companies and Consumers in a Global Supply Chain (Spanish)
by: Andrew Hoffman
Core Disciplines: Ethics, International Business, Operations Management/Supply Chain, Strategy & Management
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After reading and discussing the material, students should:
- Understand and illustrate how complicated fair labor supply chain issues are in a globalized, interconnected world.
- Demonstrate responses to viral media by highly recognizable, consumer-facing businesses to human rights allegations.
- Consider the role of businesses in labor rights and responsible contracting.