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Meet the Companies Building Self-Driving Cars for Google and Tesla (And Maybe Apple)

Meet the Companies Building Self-Driving Cars for Google and Tesla (And Maybe Apple) | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
The players behind the next generation of transportation.
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How will tech companies shake up the auto manufacturing supply chain?

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How 3-D Printing Could Disrupt Your Supply Chain

How 3-D Printing Could Disrupt Your Supply Chain | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
3-D printing will challenge many traditional supply chain constraints and open up new opportunities, but don't ignore basic processes in the rush to innovate.
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Global Manufacturing Expansion

Global Manufacturing Expansion | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
While Asia and South America are expected to continue to experience a steady inflow of project investments, China and the United States are expected to receive the highest number of investments. Locations emerging as targets for investment include South Africa, Turkey and Vietnam.
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The General Mills Cheerios recall and your supply chain | ZDNet

The General Mills Cheerios recall and your supply chain | ZDNet | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Recall of nearly two million boxes of Cheerios reveals increasing complexity of supply chains.
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Volkswagen scandal could have huge effect on global supply chain

Volkswagen scandal could have huge effect on global supply chain | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Emission-control software built into US-made Volkswagen models, that were found to be violating US clean air rules, have also been used in other VW group diesel cars around the world, Volkswagen has confirmed. This is expected to have a significant impact on the OEM’s global supply chain.

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Report: Most Manufacturing Segments To Grow This Year

Report: Most Manufacturing Segments To Grow This Year | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
A new report from the MAPI Foundation expects most manufacturing sectors to see growth in the U.S. this year.
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Etsy is about to bring designers and manufacturers together

Etsy is about to bring designers and manufacturers together | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Online craft site, Etsy, has unveiled "Etsy Manufacturing": a new service which hopes to connect designers with manufacturers more efficiently.
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Dell Agrees to Sell Microsoft's Surface Tablet

Dell Agrees to Sell Microsoft's Surface Tablet | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
The usual deal is a bit like Niketown agreeing to sell Adidas sneakers. “This is unique,” Kirk Schell, vice president of Dell Commercial Client Solutions, said in an interview. “We don’t do this with anybody.”
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Nestle: Forced labor has no place in our food supply chain

Nestle: Forced labor has no place in our food supply chain | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
GENEVA (AP) — Nestle says "forced labor has no place in our supply chain" following a U.S. class action lawsuit that alleges the Swiss food company knowingly supported a system of slave labor and human trafficking to make its Fancy Feast cat food.
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Tianjin Catastrophe Reinforces Need For Supply Chain Risk Management

Tianjin Catastrophe Reinforces Need For Supply Chain Risk Management | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
A recent University of Tennessee-sponsored survey of leading supply chain executives helped quantify the continued apathy surrounding the proper assessment and management of supply chain risk. For starters, the survey found that none of the companies surveyed use third parties to independently assess their risk, 90 percent don’t even quantify [...]
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The Reshoring Initiative and Walmart Launch Effort to Help Suppliers Reshore

The Reshoring Initiative and Walmart Launch Effort to Help Suppliers Reshore | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
The Reshoring Initiative recently announced a program in partnership with Walmart to help companies manufacture more consumer products in the United States. Walmart has committed to increase its U.S. purchases by $250 billion annually by January 2023. The new program provides direct, personal access to 35 manufacturing trade associations, companies, banks, U.S. Commerce Department offices,…
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Walmart’s increased purchases will add an estimated 300,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs.

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Caterpillar, Johnson Controls largely unscathed by massive explosion at Tianjin port in China

Caterpillar, Johnson Controls largely unscathed by massive explosion at Tianjin port in China | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Two of Milwaukee's top manufacturers got lucky in the recent explosion in a Chinese port city.
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Xiaomi building phones in India to capitalize on growing market

Xiaomi building phones in India to capitalize on growing market | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
The budget-friendly Redmi 2 Prime is the Chinese company's first mobile phone made in India, its largest market outside of China.
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Good cost to serve story -- Xiaomi is moving parts of its supply chain closer to the customer base it wants to target: India. 

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6 Facts for 2016: the Losing Battle in the CPG Supply Chain

6 Facts for 2016: the Losing Battle in the CPG Supply Chain | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Consumer packaged goods companies face challenges in managing services, inventories, and transportation costs.
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Facilitating IoT Uptake in Factories

Facilitating IoT Uptake in Factories | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
The sensor market is exploding and many credit consumer electronics. However, this technology is also expected to change the way our manufacturing factories run.
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India’s Manufacturing Sector Courts the World, but Pitfalls Remain - The New York Times

India’s Manufacturing Sector Courts the World, but Pitfalls Remain - The New York Times | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
An aggressive push to open factories in India reflects the increasing problems of doing business in China, but doing business in India is not much easier.
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Packaging for fresher food and safer medicine – raconteur.net

Packaging for fresher food and safer medicine – raconteur.net | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Necessity is truly the mother of invention in the packaging industry as fresh demands trigger innovation in the food and heathcare sectors
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Anheuser-Busch InBev, SABMiller Combo Could Produce Supply Chain Savings for Brewers - WSJ

Anheuser-Busch InBev, SABMiller Combo Could Produce Supply Chain Savings for Brewers - WSJ | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed takeover of SABMiller would quickly lower costs ranging from raw materials to distribution for the brewers, a beverage expert says.
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Portuguese Shoemakers Get Fancy

Portuguese Shoemakers Get Fancy | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Companies threatened by China bet on Italian-grade quality and speed
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The bottom line: Portugal’s 1,500 shoe factories have increased the value of their exports by 50 percent since 2009.

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General Mills brings supply chain into emissions goal

General Mills brings supply chain into emissions goal | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
The food giant pledged a 28 percent greenhouse gas reduction across its entire business and value chain.
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Welcome to the complex world of 3D-printed drugs

Welcome to the complex world of 3D-printed drugs | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
The FDA’s approval of a 3D-printed drug opens up a new world of customised medication, but also the possibility of counterfeit drugs, mislabelling and a regulatory vacuum
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4 Types of Cyber Attacks Targeting Manufacturers | Automation World

4 Types of Cyber Attacks Targeting Manufacturers | Automation World | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
The manufacturing industry is not a new target for cyber attacks, but it is experiencing new kinds of attacks. Here’s how to protect your operations.
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China’s Xiaomi Is Assembling Smartphones in India

China’s Xiaomi Is Assembling Smartphones in India | Manufacturing Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Smartphone maker Xiaomi said it has started assembling handsets in India, as the Chinese company presses ahead with global expansion plans.
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Manufacturing now contributes 18% of economic output in India.

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