Procurement http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6642/more en Sustainability Starts with the Supply Chain http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/sustainability-starts-supply-chain <div class="field-byline"> Sara A. Greenstein, UL Supply Chain &amp; Sustainability </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The biggest challenge to supply chain sustainability is a widespread perception among suppliers that sustainability and business goals are at odds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/sustainability-starts-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/sustainability-starts-supply-chain#comments Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:44:00 +0000 151871 at http://www.industryweek.com iStock Supply Management Policies and How to Manage Them http://www.industryweek.com/blog/supply-management-policies-and-how-manage-them <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Executives aren’t above putting their personal and department needs above company benefit </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/supply-management-policies-and-how-manage-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/supply-management-policies-and-how-manage-them#comments Procurement Leadership Operations Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:10:00 +0000 151731 at http://www.industryweek.com Where Should Supply Management Report in a Manufacturing Organization’s Hierarchy? http://www.industryweek.com/blog/where-should-supply-management-report-manufacturing-organization-s-hierarchy <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Supply management should not report to product engineering or to finance, so which department should they report to?</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/where-should-supply-management-report-manufacturing-organization-s-hierarchy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/where-should-supply-management-report-manufacturing-organization-s-hierarchy#comments Corporate Finance & Tax Procurement Supplier Relationships Finance Leadership Operations Supply Chain Workforce Next Generation Supply Management Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:30:00 +0000 150951 at http://www.industryweek.com Small Businesses Still 'Stuck in a Rut' http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/small-businesses-still-stuck-rut <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Unease about the economy has small businesses pulling back on plans for capital spending and hiring.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/small-businesses-still-stuck-rut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/small-businesses-still-stuck-rut#comments Procurement Finance Global Economy Workforce News Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:20:00 +0000 150691 at http://www.industryweek.com Domestic Manufacturing Growth Relies on Domestic Minerals http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-day/domestic-manufacturing-growth-relies-domestic-minerals <div class="field-byline"> Hal Quinn, National Mining Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>An inefficient minerals mining permitting process is threatening U.S. manufacturers' supply chains.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-day/domestic-manufacturing-growth-relies-domestic-minerals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-day/domestic-manufacturing-growth-relies-domestic-minerals#comments Manufacturing Day Procurement Supply Chain News Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:57:00 +0000 149891 at http://www.industryweek.com How to Manage Your Strategic Suppliers http://www.industryweek.com/blog/how-manage-your-strategic-suppliers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Supplier contracts may be necessary but they cannot really change business fundamentals.</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/how-manage-your-strategic-suppliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/how-manage-your-strategic-suppliers#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Procurement Supplier Relationships Operations Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:52:00 +0000 149751 at http://www.industryweek.com 10 Things You Need to Know About the September Manufacturing PMI http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/10-things-you-need-know-about-september-manufacturing-pmi <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Supply chain executives report continued growth in US manufacturing in September.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/10-things-you-need-know-about-september-manufacturing-pmi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/10-things-you-need-know-about-september-manufacturing-pmi#comments Competitiveness Procurement Trade Global Economy Workforce News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:44:00 +0000 149741 at http://www.industryweek.com Nissan Dismisses Rumors It Will Reduce Electric Car Battery Production in US http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/nissan-dismisses-rumors-it-will-reduce-electric-car-battery-production-us <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"The Renault-Nissan Alliance remains 100 percent committed to its industry-leading EV program," spokesman Travis Parman said. "This global commitment continues for the foreseeable future, and we have not taken any decision whatsoever to modify battery sourcing allocation." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/nissan-dismisses-rumors-it-will-reduce-electric-car-battery-production-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/nissan-dismisses-rumors-it-will-reduce-electric-car-battery-production-us#comments Companies & Executives Planning & Forecasting Procurement Strategic Planning & Execution Leadership Operations Supply Chain News Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:16:00 +0000 148761 at http://www.industryweek.com Nissan Reshoring: New Day, False Dawn, or Something Else? http://www.industryweek.com/reshoring-new-day-false-dawn <div class="field-byline"> Jim Rice and Francesco Stefanelli, MIT Center for Transportation &amp; Logistics </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Analysis undertaken by MIT suggests that there is no clear reshoring trend in the U.S. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/reshoring-new-day-false-dawn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/reshoring-new-day-false-dawn#comments Competitiveness Logistics Procurement Supplier Relationships Transportation Trade Global Economy Supply Chain News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:22:00 +0000 148741 at http://www.industryweek.com MSC Scours the Industrial 'Attic' for $100 Billion in Waste http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/msc-scours-industrial-attic-100-billion-waste <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>After the recession, manufacturers put increased scrutiny on improving productivity and slashing inventory costs. National distributor MSC Industrial Supply says it is on a mission to help them do both.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/msc-scours-industrial-attic-100-billion-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/msc-scours-industrial-attic-100-billion-waste#comments IMTS Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Procurement Global Economy Operations News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:11:00 +0000 148661 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Attendees at the 2014 IMTS trade show crowd the booth of MSC Industrial Supply, a company with deep roots in metalworking and manufacturing.</p> MSC Industrial Supply Co.