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McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.
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Last week, Walmart announced that it had hosted a group of U.S. manufacturers to its headquarters in Bentonville, AR. It inspires me to hear that big corporations (especially those as big as Walmart), are getting on or are still on the ...
The South Korean company, which is the world's biggest smartphone maker, said in its blog Monday that it had found possible evidence of child labor and illegal hiring at Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co.
Dozens of companies, including Apple, Honda and Coca-Cola, have agreed to pay their suppliers more quickly in a bid to boost small businesses, the White House announced Friday.
For the first time ever, Walmart is opening its doors to more than 500 manufacturers at its world headquarters during the company’s first-ever “Made in the USA” open call.
On the surface, it is pure geography – Columbus Ohio is located on the far eastern side of the Midwest – providing proximity to four key markets – the Midwest itself, Eastern Canada, the Northeastern United States, and the growing Mid-Atlantic Region.
Samsung said an external audit found labor violations at dozens of its suppliers in China including failure to provide safety gear and excessive working hours.
When it comes to increased agility, it’s hard to argue there’s such a thing as too fast, and even small improvements in the ability to quickly ramp production up or down can translate to significant long-term bottom-line gains.
General Motors is recalling more than 29,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars because metal parts in the air bag assemblies can hit the driver and passengers if the bags are inflated.
This year’s report reveals that the transportation sector grew only 2.0 percent, with all modes experiencing modest gains in revenue. Despite the weak revenue picture, tonnage was up due to heavier average loads per shipment.
Honda, Mazda and Nissan are recalling millions of vehicles globally for defective airbags manufactured by supplier Takata Corp. that could possibly explode.
The Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee met in Spokane, a major railroad hub for the northern United States, to take testimony on a bill that seeks to improve the safety of those oil shipments.
The owner of four California car dealerships is suing Mitsubishi Motors North America and its credit arm, saying they forced the dealerships to stock more vehicles than they could sell, costing them millions in extra finance charges.
More than four months after General Motors started recalling 2.6 million small cars to fix ignition switches, the company has repaired only 7 percent of the vehicles.
The report is a very positive confirmation that the manufacturing sector will continue to grow faster than the general economy this year and next. Growth is driven by a ramping up of the housing supply chain.
The assembly line at the Chrysler plant in Belvidere is up and running again after being shut down when an industrial accident at an area parts supplier halted deliveries.
Boeing inked a deal Thursday for five Japanese companies to manufacture key components for its twin aisle 777X jets but the contract doesn't include making the wings, which were a source of delays for the 787 Dreamliner.
Often this is a complex decision, but it can be narrowed down to one simple question — “Do you want to be held hostage by a carrier?”
No matter what your industry, the design of your warehouse has far-reaching ramifications for efficiency and savings. The layout should make sense, and items should be accessible at short notice.
A South Carolina plant that makes exhaust systems for BMW will close by the end of the year, leaving 150 workers without a job.
With the increasing frequency of product recalls and production delays, it’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming that these have become an unfortunate but unavoidable consequence of today’s outsourcing practices. But think again: they should be unacceptable to any manufacturing executive. After all, do you want to be the next Apple or another GM footing the bill for a recall?
“The 55.4 percent is almost square with predictions that are out there,” says Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the ISM Business Survey Committee. “So we’re doing what’s expected and what’s expected is a good strong manufacturing sector.”
We have all been on the receiving end of a sales pitch that put emphasis on the concept of “value” to us, the customer. Although we know that value is important, few can succinctly define it and fewer still can quantify it.
For many companies in Vietnam there is little alternative but to trade with China, which supplies its factories with everything from the components to make smartphones to the fiber that its cheap labor force weaves into sweatshirts and t-shirts for international retailers.
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