Import volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to hit an all-time record in August as retailers concerned about the lack of a West Coast longshoremen’s contract rush to bring holiday season merchandise into the country.
Unidentified attackers have burned four Coca-Cola Co. delivery trucks in an area of Mexico's southern state of Guerrero known for drug gang turf battles.
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 14th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 62nd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
While this approach may appeal to the lower-end of everybody’s T.V.-watching intellect, it doesn’t seem like a quality way to do business.
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.
With the U.S. steel market being flooded with imports of pipe from South Korea and other nations, state-side manufacturers are being forced to idle or shutdown factories, putting at risk nearly 600,000 American jobs.
For the first time ever, Walmart is opening its doors to more than 500 manufacturers today at its world headquarters during the company’s first-ever “Made in the USA” open call.
The ignition switch recalls now engulfing General Motors and Chrysler are raising new questions about the safety of the parts across the American auto industry.
As negotiations continue for a new contract agreement covering 13,600 dockworkers at 30 ports stretching from San Diego, Calif., to Bellingham, Wash., a new study shows the U.S. economy could lose as much as $2.5 billion a day if a prolonged West Coast port shutdown occurs.
Companies are taking advantage of new ways to export oil from the U.S. despite government restrictions, and in the process helping the U.S. become an ever bigger exporter of petroleum on the world stage.
In this issue of IMPO, we investigate the current state of manufacturing in the U.S. and abroad, and we explore technological advancements in infrared applications and conveyor systems.
Jamaica hopes to kick-start a local bamboo industry as the tropical plant becomes more common in flooring, furniture and household accessories.
A report on the crash that seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another man says the driver of a tractor-trailer was speeding before the crash.
Walmart says it will build a new distribution center in central Indiana and have perhaps 300 employees there in the next couple years.
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 Texas agriculture commissioner on Monday aired a beef with Chipotle Mexican Grill and wants to talk with its founder after the company decided to import grass-fed beef from Australia.
This reusable, system-ready tote injects a high-level of user-friendly mobility into the supply chain — driving sustainability and optimization and reducing costs.
Katy George, global co-leader of McKinsey & Company's manufacturing group, explains next-shoring and makes the argument that companies must view their manufacturing process as an ecosystem that needs to be optimized from the supply base to the consumer.
An investigation into price-fixing and bid-rigging in the auto parts industry has mushroomed into the Justice Department's largest criminal antitrust probe ever, and it's not over yet.
Using a new finance tool, she shows how the mismatch costs that result from extending the supply chain may well be higher than the lower cost offered by the offshore supplier, leading to reduced profits.
A federal grand jury has charged a Japanese executive with conspiring to fix prices on auto parts.
The very term “supply chain” implies a straight line and a singular operating mode, with tight linkages moving goods smoothly from mode to mode and location to location. In Asia-Pacific, however, this concept is unrealistic.
Pests, rising heat, and extreme temperatures resulting from climate change could affect where coffee can be grown around the world by 2050, devastating some communities.
President Barack Obama's administration on Monday sided with American steel producers in a politically charged international trade dispute.
Thousands of professionals and enthusiasts converged on Atlanta in mid-March for one of the largest supply chain shows in the world: MODEX.