Tag: supply chains

Logistics, Process

Ultimation Industries Shares Five Industry Trends Shaping Material Handling in 2024

December 1, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Economic conditions and other factors are driving manufacturers and distributors to look for creative ways to gain more efficiency and productivity from their material handling operations, according to Ultimation Industries. “Warehouses and distribution centers are evolving based on the changing […]

Logistics, Process

Bipartisan Pair in House Propose an Office to Manage Critical Supply Chains

September 27, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Supply chain disruptions are easing. That’s the takeaway from a recent survey of large companies – firms with annual revenues from $500 million to $50 billion – that said their losses attributed to such problems halved in 2022 as compared […]

Logistics, Process

U.S. Order Volumes Drop Sharply in Q4

January 18, 2023

Via: Industry Today

A significant slump in order volumes across US supply chains took the shine off a slight improvement in global trade activity in Q4-2022, according to the latest data from Tradeshift, the digital network for global trade. Tradeshift’s Index of Global […]

Logistics, Process, Regulations

Biden Administration Unveils Plans to Shore-Up Supply Chains

June 8, 2021

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The White House on Tuesday unveiled a report with new initiatives to shore up supply chains for critical resources like semiconductors, batteries, rare earth minerals and pharmaceuticals. This all-of-government approach could bear positive economic implications, create new American jobs, and […]

Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Electric-Vehicle Surge Sends Cobalt Prices Soaring

January 22, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

A 20% rise in the price of cobalt since the beginning of this year shows how the rush to build more electric vehicles is stressing global supply chains. Already a shortage of semiconductors is slowing the recovery in auto production. […]

Design & Planning, Process

How to Accelerate Manufacturing Coming out of COVID-19

August 12, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

For those in manufacturing, the question remains: “how can we best adjust to the impact thrusted upon us due to the pandemic, and what measures can we take to help us accelerate out of this climate?” Even more, it’s imperative […]

Design & Planning, Logistics, Process

Maintaining Safety Amid Disruption

August 11, 2020

Via: Industry Today

The pandemic has increased stress levels across industries, leading to lapses in health and safety practices that put workers at heightened risk for exposure and injury. To better protect their workforces, including their third-party contract workers, companies are taking a […]

Logistics, Process

Apple supplier Foxconn’s revenue hit by coronavirus

March 5, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn reported its biggest monthly drop in revenue in about seven years on Thursday as the coronavirus outbreak continued to play havoc with its business. The Taiwanese company, which assembles Apple’s iPhones, saw revenue sink 18.1% in […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Coronavirus causes Moody’s to slash global vehicle sales forecast for 2020

February 26, 2020


Moody’s Investor Service is slashing its global vehicle sales forecast as the coronavirus outbreak reduces demand and disrupts automotive supply chains. The firm now expects global auto sales to slump 2.5% in 2020 instead of a 0.9% drop previously expected. […]


Manufacturing Exit from China to Dodge US Duties Gains Pace

November 7, 2018

Via: Industry Week

With U.S. levies on $200 billion of Chinese products set to balloon to 25% in 2019, companies on the mainland making everything from car parts to cameras are lining up other production facilities across Southeast Asia. Ayala Corp., the Philippines’ […]