There really is something fishy about the food supply chain
When the recent horse meet scandal stomped across the reputation of the food industry, the media hooked on to the topic reeling in the public interest. However, new reports this week suggest the press have taken the bait for an entirely new scandal.
An article featured in the BBC this week suggests that a considerable proportion of fish products in the UK could be mislabeled. However, the UK is not the only country where mislabeled products have slipped into the supply chain. In New York up to 25% of fish served in restaurants is different to what is advertised on the menu. This new scandal further shakes consumer confidence and calls into question the credibility and safety of our food supply chains.
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Playstation: Supply issues could play havoc
Sony’s popular PlayStation brand has made the press this week following growing concern regarding its next generation game console. Although the electronics giant remains vague about the exact release date of the new product, rumors suggest the PlayStation 4 will be on the shelves at some point this year. As the gaming community anxiously awaits an official launch date, nearly a million people have already registered their interest. Despite the huge anticipation, GameStop, the world’s largest video game retailer has expressed doubt over Sony´s ambitious launch strategy.
According to reports, the new console is expected to be launched across all of Sony’s international markets in 2013 and considering how much attention the product is already receiving, retailers doubt Sony’s supply will satisfy demand.
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The IT industry and cyber war
It seems all guns are blazing in the global cyber war as the topic of security gains momentum in the media. As highlighted in the foreign policy journal this week, the vast size and number of businesses that could be affected leaves the IT industry particularly vulnerable. According to the article, businesses with global supply chains are considered to be at the most intense risk. However, this is not surprising given the variety of access points across the supply chain cyber vigilantes could use to launch a full scale attack. If hackers were to target a business’s supply chain, the integrity and availability of services could be severely compromised.
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