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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.

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...]

Apple supplier in trouble again: Workers investigated for bribery

The last thing any manufacturer wants is an unwelcome surprise from one of its suppliers. [Read more...]

How safe is your supply chain from this hidden threat?

If you had to guess, which one of your suppliers would it hurt your company most to lose? Hint: The answer isn’t what you might think. [Read more...]

A more efficient supply chain in 2014: 3 dos and don’ts

New Year’s resolutions tend to involve getting to the gym more often or spending less and saving more. But why not work your company’s supply chain into the mix? [Read more...]

4 things your suppliers won’t tell you

Want to make sure your company gets off on the right foot with a new supplier? [Read more...]