Procurement http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6642/more en 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. 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 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