Tag: Supply Chain

Logistics, Process, Regulations

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Stop the Offshoring of Manufacturing Critical to National Security

May 12, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain shortages that followed exposed just how vulnerable the offshoring of critical manufacturing had left the United States. One of the most frustrating things about those crises was that United States itself was to blame, […]

Logistics, Process, Regulations

Trade Enforcement is Critical to Securing Supply Chains and Supporting U.S. Workers, Witnesses Tell House Panel

May 9, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Members of Congress headed to a container ship terminal in Staten Island on Tuesday — “the birthplace of Pete Davidson,” as hometown Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.) described it — for a special field hearing to examine how trade is impacting […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Process

Lockheed Martin Wrestles With Supply-Chain Issues to Arm Ukraine

April 18, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Supply-chain snarls are still hindering efforts by weapons makers to produce more arms for Ukraine and refill stocks for the U.S. and its allies. Lockheed Martin Corp. said Tuesday that sales of its long-range missiles known as the Guided Multiple […]


The 8 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing

March 29, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

What is waste in lean manufacturing? In the lean manufacturing methodology, waste is described as any activity that does not bring value to the customer. It encompasses far more than physical garbage or production residues and can result from anything […]

Process, R & D

Preparing Your Manufacturing Business for Uncertain Economic Conditions

March 6, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

As concerns of an economic downturn continue to loom, businesses of all sizes in the manufacturing sector are bracing for challenges. However, despite these difficulties, it’s still possible for organizations to avoid problems from external factors by enacting a strategic […]

Logistics, Process, Regulations

Dispute Panel Rules for Looser Rules of Origin for Autos under the USMCA

January 13, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

President Biden went down Mexico way this week for a North American leaders summit with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and Canadian President Justin Trudeau, where they pledged to work together to forge stronger regional supply chains. Then […]


Plastics Industry Association Provides 2022 Industry Recap

January 11, 2023

Via: Quality Magazine

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has released “The U.S. Plastics Industry in 2022 in Seven Charts,” a recap of the plastics industry 2022 economic performance, authored by Chief Economist, Dr. Perc Pineda. Dr. Pineda writes, “Seven charts explain how the […]

Logistics, Process

ITS Logistics’ Helps Caraway Achieve 280% Growth

December 1, 2022

Via: Industry Today

Caraway is a popular brand of premium, non-toxic kitchenware and has maintained a significant presence in the ecommerce space for three years. In 2021, Caraway tapped ITS Logistics to support its expansion into omnichannel markets, specifically focusing on increasing its […]


Entrepreneur Caught in the Middle of U.S.-China Chip War

November 9, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Semiconductor whiz Gerald Yin left the U.S. and spent 18 years in China building what he said would be a worldwide powerhouse in chip-making equipment. Now the American citizen’s lifework has been thrown into uncertainty as U.S. restrictions undermine the […]

Industry Focus Areas, Medical

GE shores up contrast supply through deal with Chilean miner

October 13, 2022

Via: MedTech Dive

GE Healthcare is taking steps to secure its supply of the substance used in x-rays and CT scans after shortages of iodinated contrast media led to doctors in the U.S. postponing nonemergency tests. The company said on Thursday that it […]

Logistics, Process

Schneider Electric and HP Disrupt Traditional Manufacturing with New Metal Jet S100 Solution for More Resilient Supply Chain

September 13, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is joining HP Inc. at the 2022 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), to announce the commercial availability of its Metal Jet S100 Solution. Accelerating innovative designs […]

Logistics, Process

Port of Port Arthur Plans for $20 Million Expansion in 2023-24

August 30, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Port of Port Arthur, Texas, will receive $13.6 million in a federal USDOT grant that port officials say will significantly upgrade the East Texas facility during the next year. Along with spending an additional $7 million in local money, port […]

Logistics, Process

Thermal Custom Packaging Fights the Supply Chain Crisis with Totes and Phase Change Materials

August 24, 2022

Via: PR Newswire

Thermal Custom Packaging (TCP), a company specializing in cold packaging for every link of the cold chain, is working to curb the supply chain crisis with cold chain technologies. The supply chain issues have made waves worldwide and have exacerbated […]

Process, Production

Manufacturers’ Optimism Declines Report Finds

August 23, 2022

Via: Industry Today

As material costs increase and supply chain challenges continue to delay production, manufacturers’ optimism has declined, according to a new industry report. The latest Sikich Industry Pulse: Manufacturing and Distribution found that 58% of manufacturers rated their optimism about business […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Toyota Profit Takes Hit From Supply-Chain Troubles, Higher Costs

August 4, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Toyota Motor Corp. TM -0.32%▼ on Thursday maintained its full-year outlook for production and operating profit, despite rising raw-material costs and production cuts that weighed on earnings in the first three months of its fiscal year. The world’s largest car […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Process

IEA Report Takes Look At Solar PV Global Supply Chains

July 11, 2022

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Emerging from a special report released last week by the International Energy Agency (IEA) is the central observation that ensuring a secure transition to net zero emissions will require increased efforts to expand and diversify global production of solar panels […]

Logistics, Process, Regulations

U.S.-China Commission Examines Critical Vulnerability in the Global Supply Chain: China

June 10, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Witnesses testified to the threat of China’s supply chain dominance before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Thursday, highlighting the need to bolster domestic manufacturing. The commission’s investigation comes as the global supply chain has been buffeted by the […]


Guardian Bikes Building An Automated Bike Factory In Indiana

May 17, 2022

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Earlier this year, Guardian Bikes announced it would build a highly automated factory to move production of its safety-focused kids’ bikes to the U.S. Guardian has selected a site at the Freeman Field Industrial Park in Seymour, IN, where the […]

Logistics, Process

How to Increase Agility in the Chemical Supply Chain

May 13, 2022

Via: Industry Today

The chemical industry is essential to the health of the global economy, influencing many other industries including the textile, automobile, and pharmaceutical industries. Incredibly, the chemical industry affects the production of more than 96% of the manufactured goods we use […]

Logistics, Process, Regulations

Deputy Commerce Secretary Joins Michigan Lawmakers to Make the Case for the Bipartisan Innovation Act

May 10, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves traveled to Michigan on Monday to meet with top Wolverine State lawmakers to discuss ways both to fix supply chains and jump start small and medium manufacturers. Graves, flanked by Sens. Gary Peters (D) […]