Manufacturing News and Trends

Supply Chain News

For most manufacturers, the days when you could just hop in your car and go visit a key supplier are over. And as supply chains continue to stretch further and further across the globe, managing them has become even tougher.

Companies pressured to look closer at supply chains

It’s no secret manufacturers have struggled to eliminate human rights violations in their supply chains – especially as they get longer and more complex. But a letter from the American Bar Association will soon urge them to do more.

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Strengthen your supply chain: 4 security tips

Every supply chain has vulnerabilities that could impact inventory and products at any time. Are you taking the necessary precautions to reduce the risks?

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Are you guarded against this supply chain threat?

Cargo theft is a problem that impacts all manufacturers, and those who aren’t working to prevent it will likely pay the price.

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General Mills, Kellogg’s will require suppliers to be greener

If suppliers want to do business with General Mills or Kellogg’s, they’ll have to be more environmentally friendly.  [Read more…]

Samsung’s supply chain audits didn’t catch child labor

Auditing your supply chain may not always reveal serious risks – and one of the largest electronic companies in the world is learning the hard way.  [Read more…]

Major companies vow to pay suppliers faster

Smaller suppliers and manufacturers may see their invoices paid a little faster, thanks to a new federal program.  [Read more…]

More than 50% of firms miss this anti-fraud step

Many manufacturers’ bottom lines are being put at risk by their supply chains. Even worse news? Those manufacturers don’t even know it. [Read more…]

Study: 3 out of 10 manufacturers are coming up short here

Heads up: Nearly three out of 10 companies don’t have one of these in place, and that could lead to big headaches down the road. [Read more…]

Why does this firm owe a supplier $33M after a contract dispute?

Mismanaging a supply chain can lead to any number of costly disasters. [Read more…]

Starbucks takes supplier to court over nasty ham sandwiches

Just how closely do you monitor your suppliers? [Read more…]