Name Instructor Course Date Questions and Answers 5. Having a relative as part of the stuff of your supplier raises quite serious ethical procurement questions. These include people wondering how professionally will you act not to favor your relative as the supplier? How shall you convince other suppliers that the deal was won out only seem to have some hidden agenda whereby Fred will be perceived to have found a way to be in the cycle of those who will be maintaining the couplings from time to time. Let the maintenance decisions remain so while the design decisions be upheld for the safety of the buildings and plants. [...]
5. According to Wally, Chuck’s brother-in-law is the U.S. representative for LUTZ & LUTZ. What ethical questions does the procurement process raise when the in-law of a corporate officer works for the supplier? How does this situation look from the viewpoint of other potential suppliers? 6. When Fred shares his environmental concerns with his wife Maria who works for US environmental Protection Agency, Fred says that the new plant is outside US jurisdiction because it will be in Mexico. Do our professional responsibilities for the environment and for safety change when we cross national border? 7. While talking with Peter (the Project Manager of the construction firm that builds the new plant in Morales) Fred is inspired to make the couplings a maintenance issue, specifying that the couplings should be replaced regularly. Is it appropriate to convert design decisions into maintenance procedures without including operations people in the process?