Tag Archive for: Supply Chain

At The Made in America Store, It's a Challenge to Keep Aisles Full

At The Made in America Store, It’s a Challenge to Keep Aisles Full

When you stroll the aisles of the Made in America Store, you might notice a conspicuous absence. There is not a single item for sale that requires a battery or a plug. That is because no electronics meet the strict guidelines of an emporium that stocks only products 100% made in America. Read more

American-made brands are dealing with domestic dead ends

How American-Made Brands Are Dealing With Domestic Dead Ends

Brands and retailers who proudly declare they’re “made in the USA” have serious challenges brimming beneath their patriotic polish. Read more

Education: 5 Ways to Inspire the Next Generation of Manufacturers

Education: 5 Ways to Inspire the Next Generation of Manufacturers

HIGHER EDUCATION The importance of manufacturing to our economic well-being is not a mystery to the manufacturing industry. But how can we get today’s youth to see the value of a manufacturing career? Read more

Reshoring effort returning, keeping jobs in U.S.

Reshoring Effort Returning, Keeping Jobs in USA

The stream of millions of U.S. jobs going overseas has stopped, according to a report from the Chicago-based Reshoring Initiative. Read more

Made in the USA & Apparel Reshoring- Expert Round-Up

Made in the USA & Apparel Reshoring: Expert Round-Up

Made in the USA & apparel reshoring is a hot topic in the apparel industry these days. Corporate America is definitely interested- we need to look no further than Walmart’s American Manufacturing Commitment to buy an additional $250 billion dollars of goods made in America over the next 10 years to see evidence of that. Read more

Nestlé Admits Slavery While Fighting Child Labor Lawsuit

Nestlé Admits Slavery While Fighting Child Labor Lawsuit

It’s hard to think of an issue that you would less like your company to be associated with than modern slavery. Yet last November Nestlé, the world’s largest foodmaker and one of the most recognisable household brands, went public with the news it had found forced labour in its supply chains in Thailand and that its customers were buying products tainted with the blood and sweat of poor, unpaid and abused migrant workers. Read more

King Arthur Wants To Tell You Where Its Flour Comes From

King Arthur Wants To Tell You Where Its Flour Comes From

More and more, people want their food providers to be transparent. They want to know exactly where the ingredient they’re eating and cooking with are coming from. Which is why King Arthur Flour recently launched Identity-Preserved White Whole Wheat Flour. Read more

Good Jobs Aren’t Coming Back

SPRING HILL, Tenn.—The hulking General Motors factory in this town south of Nashville undermines the complaints by politicians left and right that America doesn’t make things anymore. Read more

Walmart's Suppliers Are Finally Fighting Back

Walmart’s Suppliers Are Finally Fighting Back

After years of meeting demands for ever cheaper prices, many Wal-Mart Stores Inc. suppliers are saying no to new margin-squeezing storage fees and a payment schedule that could delay for months how quickly some are paid. Read more

How Made in USA Manufacturing Put K’NEX Back on Track

How Made in USA Manufacturing Put K’NEX Back on Track

When the leader of the free world comes calling, most people jump. When the Obama administration first contacted Michael Araten, in November 2012, he hesitated. Read more