supply chain

Wal-Mart gives suppliers a deadline to disclose factory details

Apr 15, 2013
Wal-Mart wants suppliers to list exactly which factories they work with. The retail giant says it will cut ties with anyone who subcontracts work without permission.
Posted In: Wal-Mart, supply chain, factory

Walmart warehouse temps add flexibility -- and save money?

Nov 27, 2012
Walmart's flexible supply chain depends on low-wage "permatemp" workers.
Posted In: Walmart, low-wage, warehouse, permatemp, union, labor, supply chain

States like Arizona hope to cash in on NAFTA supply chain

Oct 31, 2012
Exports from big states like Texas, California and Michigan have soared since the 1990s when the North American Free Trade Agreement opened U.S. markets to Mexico. But not every state has been as savvy promoting cross-border trade.
Posted In: NAFTA, trade, supply chain, arizona, Mexico, copper

Auto supply chain takes a hit in Germany

Apr 19, 2012
A key component for building cars both here and around the world has has been nearly decimated by an explosion a couple of weeks ago in Germany.
Posted In: Germany, supply chain, Auto

Japan's economy, one year later

Mar 12, 2012
Today the Bank of Japan is holding a meeting to talk about monetary policy for the third largest economy in the world, one year after the earthquake tsunami and nuclear disaster there.
Posted In: Japan, supply chain, tsunami

Manufacturing leads the way

Feb 15, 2012
U.S. factories boosted their output in January, and experts like Harvard's Willy Shih see that as a positive sign.
Posted In: factory output, supply chain, auto sales