U.S. steel shipments, -8.5%
Canadian steel shipments, -11.9%
U.S. aluminum shipments, -7.9%
Canadian aluminum shipments, -11.0%
Counterfeit parts frequently create the potential for product malfunction, leading to personal injury and even death -- a situation that has created unnecessary danger for military and everyday consumers, plus immense new levels of liability...
“Slow growth continues to choke the recovery. We are not out of the woods yet by any stretch of the imagination," said one procurement official at a chemical products manufacturer.
A procurement expert advocates buyer-supplier relationships based on 'Buy quality and never sell.'