If Apple wants to open brick-and-mortar stores in India, it will have to locally source at least 30% of its parts. “The government’s decision will have a pretty profound effect on Apple, because having complete control has been key to Apple’s strategy.”...More
Kraft Heinz Co. and Clorox Co. have also had to interrupt operations in Venezuela, where it’s now common for citizens to wait in long lines for household items such as deodorant, toilet paper and medicine....More
With Johnson Controls and Tyco International occupied with their own merger, it’s safe to assume both are out of the running as a buyer for Honeywell’s business. But it should attract interest from other industrial companies — maybe even United Technologies....More
While the integration of your external supply chain is critical, companies should first make sure that their internal supply chain is truly integrated and collaborative to reach the full benefits of a lean supply chain....More
Japanese tech giant will purchase Hussmann for $1.54 billion in an effort to expand its presence in the freezer display case market in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, among other countries....More
The move conjured visions of the great opening of the Western frontier in the 19th century. But for now, the costs of pioneering the economic exploitation of space remain a little higher than just hitching a wagon....More
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Vecna Technologies CEO Debbie Theobald says the key to rapid growth in the robotics industry is finding solid applications. Two examples from Vecna's portfolio are autonomous material handling trucks and the use of "telepresence" from the hospital to the auto repair shop....More