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How predictive analytics can help end slave labor

Thor Olavsrud | June 18, 2015
Slavery may be illegal around the world, but the practice is alive and well. Whether you know it or not, it probably supports your modern lifestyle. Supply chain analytics can help companies discover forced labor and child labor in their sub-tier supply chains.

Part of the trick, Dillon says, is to remediate your supply chain rather than simply cut off a supplier when problems are discovered.

"We need to create a replacement economy," he says. "You can influence your supply chain in a way that creates a replacement economy."

"We don't want people to cut and run," he adds. "Cutting and running when there are problems creates more problems. That's why we've chosen to approach this through a business tool and not a smear campaign."

 

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