Just as two cars may be of vastly different quality even though both have one steering wheel and four tires, not all wire is exactly the same, even though it appears to be on the outside.
Unilever said challenges linked to next month's closing of its Hagerstown plant have limited its ability to produce a variety of popular Northeast treats.
With the announcement that China GDP has slowed sharply in the first three months of the year, the unbridled demand for labor will also cool off, as its previous strategy of pushing hard on the gas pedal to grow GDP at any cost won’t work any longer. China is now driving with two feet. One foot is tapping the brakes (by curtailing construction) and one foot is gently pressing the gas pedal (through the loosening of credit by banks).
As the nation’s largest independent architectural finisher, Linetec operates its own fleet of trucks providing customers with weekly pickup and delivery services, and will now offer these in Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
Top Boeing executives celebrated the efforts of Spirit AeroSystems, which never missed a shipping date after its plant was hit by a tornado April 14.
LNS Research President and Principal Analyst Matthew Littlefield will address best practices for electronics and high-tech manufacturers to help optimize their global supply chain for leaner operations, streamline the launch of new products and better comply with complex industry regulations.
Small businesses that make machines for other manufacturers are seeing sales jump as their customers are making investments and getting equipment loans.
The computer maker aims to transform its business so it can keep pace in the highly competitive tablets and smartphone sector.
A BP spokesman says the company believes the animals somehow became trapped in a large shipping container from India.
Manufacturers of consumers packaged goods (CPG) need to work closely with retailers of all sizes, but that relationship is oftentimes difficult to anticipate.
You are an executive at a mid-sized manufacturing organization that is beginning to market, sell and service its products in multiple geographies across the globe. As a result, your supply chain model is suddenly becoming more complex and needs tighter coordination. You now have to manage your financials in multiple currencies, as well as consolidate financial data from international subsidiaries for reporting.
The SCM-Operations blog has shared with us a neat infographic on the history of supply chain management, which dates back more than a century.
It is exciting to see this shift as manufacturers embrace inventory management as a valuable practice that helps to take costs out of their business.
The J. M. Smucker Co. is cutting most of its packaged coffee prices by 6 percent on average because it is paying less for unroasted beans.
U.S. industrial manufacturers expect continued global economic growth in 2012, with optimism regarding the prospects for the U.S. economy continuing to rise.
Pharmaceutical companies face increased competition to meet consumer demand, which means tighter and more complex deals with contract manufacturers.
Faurecia SA said they're creating Detroit Manufacturing Systems, which will employ 500 people to make parts for Ford.
Under the new process, which does not wait for a confirmation, government officials could trace the source of E. coli 24 to 48 hours sooner.
Trade officials want more small and mid-size businesses to boost their export capacity, which only requires "a good website," according to one Bill Keith.
The auto industry may have steered its way around another crisis, as Ford said it doesn't expect the shortage of PA-12 to affect production.
A shortage of the resin the Evonik Industries plant produces is threatening to cut car production just as auto sales are accelerating in the U.S.
"From simply a public health issue, I put it very, very low," said one Cornell professor, while others noted the dangers from E.coli and salmonella.
2011 was the first year sales surpassed those in 2003, when exports to Asia collapsed amid the first U.S. mad cow disease scare.
Sales and operation planning can help companies optimize production costs and plan their demand right down to the part levels from multiple supplier tiers.