Procurement http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6642/more en The Strategy Behind Choosing Strategic Suppliers http://www.industryweek.com/blog/strategy-behind-choosing-strategic-suppliers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The strategy OEMs should employ with strategic suppliers is to develop an extended enterprise type of relationship with them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/next-generation-supply-management">Next Generation Supply Management</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/strategy-behind-choosing-strategic-suppliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/strategy-behind-choosing-strategic-suppliers#comments Logistics Procurement Supplier Relationships Operations Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:30:00 +0000 148391 at http://www.industryweek.com Leaning into the Supply Chain http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/leaning-supply-chain <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The next big push in continuous improvement is focused on reducing and eliminating waste on an enterprise-wide scale. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/leaning-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/leaning-supply-chain#comments Customer Relationships Inventory Management Lean / Six-Sigma Logistics Procurement Supplier Relationships Warehousing and Distribution Operations Supply Chain Gold News Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:34:00 +0000 146781 at http://www.industryweek.com The Extended Enterprise and Next Generation Supply Management http://www.industryweek.com/blog/extended-enterprise-and-next-generation-supply-management <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Next Generation Supply Management is the natural evolution of what could have resulted had extended enterprise remained the basis of Chrysler’s supply chain strategy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/next-generation-supply-management">Next Generation Supply Management</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/extended-enterprise-and-next-generation-supply-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/extended-enterprise-and-next-generation-supply-management#comments Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:16:00 +0000 146641 at http://www.industryweek.com Made in USA Apparel Brands Succeed in Market http://www.industryweek.com/blog/made-usa-apparel-brands-succeed-market <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Would you be surprised to find out that San Diego has a fashion design industry? On July 30th, the Fashion Group International San Diego held a meeting, titled "Going from Designer to Manufacturer." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/inside-california-manufacturing">Inside California Manufacturing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/made-usa-apparel-brands-succeed-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/made-usa-apparel-brands-succeed-market#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Procurement Global Economy Inside California Manufacturing Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:07:00 +0000 146631 at http://www.industryweek.com The Overseas Sourcing Decision http://www.industryweek.com/blog/overseas-sourcing-decision <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>MCT isn’t just a lead-time metric of office and shop floor operations. It also includes the time needed to deliver products to a customer’s point-of-use. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/next-generation-supply-management">Next Generation Supply Management</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/overseas-sourcing-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/overseas-sourcing-decision#comments Customer Relationships Procurement Supplier Relationships Trade Global Economy Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:12:00 +0000 145801 at http://www.industryweek.com Supply Chain Disasters on Video: 10 Reasons Why Your Products Were Never Delivered http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/supply-chain-disasters-video-10-reasons-why-your-products-were-never-delivered <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>There are a lot of reasons why freight never gets delivered on time, or at all. This video gallery shows 10 of the most bizarre instances of the Imperfect Order. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/supply-chain-disasters-video-10-reasons-why-your-products-were-never-delivered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/supply-chain-disasters-video-10-reasons-why-your-products-were-never-delivered#comments Customer Relationships Inventory Management Logistics Planning & Forecasting Procurement Safety Supplier Relationships Transportation Warehousing and Distribution Operations Supply Chain Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:50:00 +0000 145381 at http://www.industryweek.com Implementing Next Generation Supply Management Practice http://www.industryweek.com/blog/implementing-next-generation-supply-management-practice <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The key to manufacturers benefiting from work with academic organizations is to find those that can relate to the reality of the shop floor. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/next-generation-supply-management">Next Generation Supply Management</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/implementing-next-generation-supply-management-practice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/implementing-next-generation-supply-management-practice#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Procurement Operations Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Mon, 04 Aug 2014 17:19:00 +0000 144751 at http://www.industryweek.com Rare Earths Update: In Pursuit of Alternatives http://www.industryweek.com/rare-earths <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Companies and industrialized nations continue to seek ways to reduce their dependence on China for access to rare earths. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/rare-earths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/rare-earths#comments Competitiveness Emerging Technologies Procurement Trade Global Economy Innovation Gold News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:57:00 +0000 143471 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The Critical Materials Institute, an energy innovation hub for the Department of Energy, is housed in the DOE&#39;s Ames Laboratory and recently celebrated its first anniversary. Its missions is to assure the availability of rare earths and other materials critical to clean energy technologies. Shown here is a custom-modified 3-D printer for testing new magnet materials.</p> Critical Materials Institute, Ames Laboratory Rare Earths -- What are They and How are They Used? [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/trade/rare-earths-what-are-they-and-how-are-they-used-slideshow <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Rare earths are a set of 17 chemical elements in the periodic table, specifically 57 through 71. Additionally, there are two more elements, scandium and yttrium, that are considered rare earth elements because they tend to occur in the same ore deposits and exhibit similar chemical properties.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/rare-earths-what-are-they-and-how-are-they-used-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/rare-earths-what-are-they-and-how-are-they-used-slideshow#comments Competitiveness Procurement Trade Global Economy Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:21:00 +0000 142191 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Rare Earth Oxides</p> Reducing Waste Often Reduces the Need for Manpower http://www.industryweek.com/blog/reducing-waste-often-reduces-need-manpower <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Improved supplier quality performance leads to less of a need for receiving inspectors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/next-generation-supply-management">Next Generation Supply Management</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/reducing-waste-often-reduces-need-manpower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/reducing-waste-often-reduces-need-manpower#comments Procurement Supply Chain Workforce Next Generation Supply Management Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:04:00 +0000 143361 at http://www.industryweek.com