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.
The resin, called PA-12, is most critical in fuel and brake lines because it can carry gasoline and other fluids without deteriorating.
As a WTO member, Russia will have to gradually reduce import tariffs for foreign goods, including parts for the growing automotive industry.
Tokyo-based auto supplier has agreed to pay a $20 million fine and cooperate with the U.S. government's ongoing investigation into price fixing in the industry.
Reports from Asian suppliers say Apple will make a 7.86 inch tablet for sale around $329 to target the likes of Amazon's Kindle Fire.
Technology has enabled the counterfeiter to become more successful, but technology can also empower brand owners, manufacturers and consumers alike to protect themselves.
Net sales rose 16 percent to $2.19 billion from $1.88 billion, with most of the increase coming from higher sales volumes.
An explosion at Evonik Industries in Germany killed two workers and damaged a factory that makes a component of plastic fuel and brake lines.
Abu Dhabi company has signed a deal to build components of Boeing's 777 and 787 jetliners, strengthening the Gulf emirate's push to become an aerospace hub.
The Global Operational Excellence Award recognizes an organization that demonstrates excellence in the design, operation or improvement of a supply chain.
The distribution firm's Hayward, Reno and Pittsburgh sites earned the ENERGY STAR by scoring in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.
State officials gave the retailer two more years before it has to start collecting sales taxes in exchange for as many as 1,000 employees.
The report shows a rise in cargo theft reporting and underlines that the main driver of this trend is the improvement in collaboration and data sharing between the insurance and transportation industries and law enforcement.
Apple's size and success allows it to buy crucial parts such as processing chips and display screens at lower prices than any other technology firm.
How often has an upper-level manager made a purchasing decision without asking those on the plant floor, only to find it's exactly the wrong piece of equipment?
Due to prevailing economic trends, more manufacturers are relying on “open innovation,” a philosophy that aims to merge technology from sometimes disparate industries.
Titan has agreed to supply over-the-road tires to Caterpillar under a three-year agreement starting in 2012.
Recent natural catastrophes have highlighted the need to insure supply chain risks, however, risk managers have said they want better products.
CEO Tim Cook has gone public to say that Apple is doing more to improve working conditions than any other company in the technology industry.
This week, the House and Senate are set to take up vastly different bills providing a blueprint for shoring up the nation's aging transportation system.