However, the concepts of lean manufacturing go far beyond the assembly line. It could be through conference attendance, group discussion or directed reading to name just a few examples. For 100 years, Boeing has been innovating to meet the needs of an ever-changing, fast-paced, worldwide environment. The chapter first draws concepts underlying legitimacy theory Suchman, 1995 to provide a basis to understand alternative approaches to the development of ethical cultures in global organization. Also, because societies disagree what morality entails, each just as confident in their. For the content of human rights, at a minimum, companies should look to the and the core.
These accusations include, among others, worker exploitation in terms of unfairly low wages, excessive work hours, and unsafe work environment; pollution and contamination of air, ground water and land resources; and, undermining the ability of natural government to protect the well-being of their citizens. Fast holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Administration from Indiana University. But most importantly, he lacked a job. Unlike deontological and consequentialist theories, theories of virtue ethics do not aim primarily to identify universal principles that can be applied in any moral situation. He is currently the chairperson of the Mattel Independent Monitoring Council for Mattel CorporationÃ¢â¬â¢s Global Manufacturing Principles.
Sense-and-respond is all about moving with speed in a market that is evolving to fragmented, niche products with less volume per entry, and being flexible enough to deal with uncertainty and generate options for the product and the customer. How effective has Mattel been at encouraging ethical and legal conduct by its manufacturers? Article 14 of the Provisions on Safety Training of Production and Operation Entities requires all production entities to provide new employees with three levels of safety training. Aristotle and David Hume developed accounts of ethics that remained true to their own empirical philosophies that are different from more traditional accounts with the overall theme of how a virtuous person would live their life. Mattel should publish a list of all supplier factories as well as put the names of these factories on its products. The premier event for healthcare leaders, the Summit offers the latest insights in how to create sustainable organizational change. Once in power, these managers undertook to erase all credit for resolving the issue from the new ad-hoc organization. How virtue ethics help us determine right and wrong action is through the development of good character traits, such as honesty, empathy, kindess.
We conclude with a recommendation for developing qualitative studies in business ethics and a call for an increased openness when considering this valuable and underrepresented strategy of inquiry. All the traditional authorities have their flaws. Based on our findings, we propose a future research agenda that connects across the disciplines and highlights key areas that would benefit from further inquiry. Lead was commonly used in paint. Regaining consumer confidence and controlling the dissemination of product safety information requires strong corporate communicators who can delicately and deliberately balance complex relationships.
Boeing is also reducing materials through additive manufacturing. Economies were poverty, abundant labor, and still a high demand for jobs provided opportunities to shift production from high wage countries to low wage countries. Bosses found that E-business strategies dramatically reduced human intervention while speeding up the supply chain process. Mattel pays supplier factories too little and demands that these factories deliver products in very short periods of time. When that is not possible, we seek to recycle or compost those materials, or use them as an energy source.
Lean processes require regular maintenance of these principles. Words: 768 - Pages: 4. Mattel should reform these practices to allow for less pressure on workers. If so, what are these responsibilities? Therefore, virtue ethics is about being rather than doing. Major pressure was then placed on numerous manufacturing companies in an attempt to force them to change their practices and improve working conditions in their factories. These traits derive from natural internal tendencies, but need to be nurtured; however, once established, they will become stable.
This case study and teaching note examine a corporate response to a global crisis and consider the unique communications challenges facing a corporation that operates in an international, crosscultural arena. Spectrolab is the largest continuously operating solar company in the world and the leading manufacturer of space-qualified multi-junction solar cells and panels. At a local level, Boeing investments address unique challenges and issues that are critical to those communities where our company operates. It demonstrates that the current state of globalization does not conform to the conventional notion of free trade. One should be moral since it can be very useful as it saves a lot of confusion and having to fight with oneself. Abstract In this paper I will analyze the case study of Mattel Inc.
The official online magazine of Lean Global Network, Planet Lean brings you the best insights on lean management from around the world. The revolutionary 787 Dreamliner family improves fuel use 20 to 25 percent compared with the airplanes it replaces. Tools and guidance materials are very helpful in this process. As such, it should be communicated to these parties, as well as be publically available. Now, virtue is a character of the soul that is demonstrated only in voluntary actions i.
The biggest change I see these days is the quality of soldier that we are allowing to join the Army. Leadership from the top is essential to embed respect for human rights throughout a company, including by assigning responsibility for addressing impacts to the appropriate level and function within the business and developing an oversight process. After his termination, he went on to create two more companies. Some were due to the use of lead paint, while others were due to small magnets coming loose. Historically, companies have managed to control calls for regulation and improved, i. Because our actions cannot be determined by one set of overarching rules, nor can the outcome of action and therefore its goodness truly be predicted prior to the commitance of the action, it is my belief that virtue ethics is the most practical, and therefore useful theory of moral philosophy. Because temp workers lack contracts with the factory, the factory feels that it can shirk responsibility for the workers.