About a year and a half before a fire at a clothing factory in Bangladesh killed 112 people in November, executives from Wal-Mart, Gap and other big retailers met nearby to discuss ways to prevent the unsafe working conditions that have made such tragedies common
A factory fire that killed more than 100 garment workers in Bangladesh has led the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc, to concede that it needs to do more to control its supply chain and keep unauthorized manufacturers out.
The Taiwan-based China Steel Corp., the largest steelmaker on the island, announced that steel wires made of titanium 64 (Ti-64) are already set for mass production, heralding its fit into Apple Inc.’s supply chain of iPhone 5 that is built with titanium-made screws for lighter weight.
Though Apple will be bringing production of one full Mac lineup to the U.S. next year, it's likely that the primary supplier will be Taiwanese company Foxconn, which is planning an expansion to America.
China's proposed terms to join a global agreement on government purchases are "highly disappointing" and cover only 2-3 percent of its public procurement market, a European Union trade lobby group said on Thursday.
While Steve Jobs was the genius behind the "insanely great" products Apple delivered, Tim Cook is the genius behind the company's smooth supply chain which makes meeting the huge demand for Apple products possible without glitches.
As Bangladesh mourns the death of more than 100 workers killed in a factory fire over the weekend, attention is turning to the labels found among the charred debris and what role they could have played in preventing the worst industrial disaster in the country's history.
Governments in Asia must work on modernizing farm-to-market supply chains to keep food prices in check and ensure food security in the region amid a growing population, the Asian Development Bank said Monday.
After years of offshore production, General Electric is moving much of its far-flung appliance-manufacturing operations back home. It is not alone. An exploration of the startling, sustainable, just-getting-started return of industry to the United States.
Samsung Electronics Co plans to keep the bulk of its manufacturing inhouse but reiterated a pledge to improve working conditions at its suppliers after admitting excessive overtime and fines for employees in China, a senior executive said on Friday.
In the charred bones of the Tazreen Fashions Ltd. factory, the labels and logos sewn and printed in scarlet and royal blue beckon from the ashes. Even in ruins, there's no missing that these T-shirts and jeans were intended for U.S. stores and shopping carts, designed as bargains too good to pass up, or stocking stuffers just in time for the holidays and in just the right size.
THAILAND was basically given a free pass to leapfrog Malaysia in terms of automotive development a decade ago. But now, Malaysia is not going down without a fight to make its presence felt in the region and the global supply chain.
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