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    New FDA policy would let manufacturers use salt substitutes

    The proposed rule would make the standards of identity for 140 products more flexible, but would not require reformulation to reduce sodium content.

    By Megan Poinski • March 28, 2023
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    L’Oréal takes a step toward more sustainable ingredients with investment in Geno-led venture

    The beauty giant joins Unilever as a founding investor in the venture, which aims to develop alternatives to frequently used ingredients.

    By Xanayra Marin-Lopez • March 23, 2023
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    China tariffs lifted US production but hurt downstream industries: report

    A new U.S. International Trade Commission study parsed out the specific impacts of duties on a host of Chinese imports.

    By March 23, 2023
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    Skechers CFO expects lower 2023 shipping pricing

    The footwear brand is also prioritizing inventory management after seeing $90 million in excess warehousing and distribution costs.

    By Suman Bhattacharyya • March 23, 2023
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    Peloton manufacturer announces layoffs, North Carolina facility closure

    The retailer acquired Precor in 2020 as a manufacturing subsidiary, but has been exploring the unit's sale as it restructures.

    By Sara Samora • March 21, 2023
  • Tyson to close two plants, laying off nearly 1,700 workers

    The company is closing two of its processing facilities to help optimize its chicken supply chain, and offered assistance to employees impacted by the decision.

    By Chris Casey • Updated March 14, 2023
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    Inside Nestlé’s quest for sustainable packaging

    From paper Nespresso pods to 30% recycled plastic Stouffer’s trays, the CPG giant is finding novel ways to reduce the millions of pounds in packaging materials it uses annually.

    By Christopher Doering • March 14, 2023
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    How one parts supplier navigates supply chain volatility

    As part constraints grew over the last few years, EU Automation’s focus on refurbished equipment offered it opportunities for growth.

    By March 13, 2023
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    Key manufacturing tech trends for 2023

    Here are the major tech trends that will continue to dominate the landscape for manufacturers in 2023 — and how manufacturers can implement digital transformation to harness everything it has to offer.

    By Parker Coffman • March 13, 2023
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    Another Hyundai supplier to expand near Georgia EV campus

    Sewon America will open its second facility in the state as Hyundai's planned $5.5 billion factory becomes a magnet for additional investment.

    By Sara Samora • March 7, 2023
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    Meati hires CPG veterans for supply chain and operations

    As the plant-based meat company prepares for a national retail launch this year, Elizabeth Fikes and Joseph Johnston have been hired to run more traditional manufacturing functions.

    By Megan Poinski • March 6, 2023
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    Chip supplier reports $200M revenue hit after ransomware attack halted operations

    MKS Instruments said it struggled to supply technology for semiconductor manufacturing and advanced electronics following the February incident.

    By David Jones • March 3, 2023
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    Inside a federally funded strategy to strengthen US lithium supply chains

    The U.S. is behind in its goal to capture domestic production of battery materials. Here’s what one Energy Department-backed group says needs to happen to catch up.

    By March 1, 2023
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    Honda signs supply deal with Ascend Elements for recycled battery materials

    The deal comes as automakers and battery suppliers alike ramp up production capacity.

    By Feb. 28, 2023
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    How to keep production safe from heat

    Companies will need to do more to protect workers from high temperatures inside facilities amid a changing climate.

    By Feb. 27, 2023
  • US hits Russia with 200% aluminum tariff

    The Biden administration also announced $2.7 billion in new duties on other industrial goods as the war in Ukraine passes the one-year mark.

    By Feb. 24, 2023
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    Dole operations briefly paused in North America after ransomware hit

    The attack against the produce giant temporarily shut down food production plants and food shipments to grocers.

    By David Jones • Feb. 24, 2023
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    TreeHouse Foods to invest $65M on supply chain initiatives in 2023

    The private-label food manufacturer is working to solve lingering service and production issues in around half of its categories.

    By Feb. 21, 2023
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    Texas Instruments to build $11B semiconductor plant in Utah

    The plant will manufacture tens of millions of analog and embedded processing chips daily.

    By Sebastian Obando • Feb. 17, 2023
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    For GM, the EV race is a marathon

    Despite a slower EV ramp-up, analysts say the automaker’s long-term approach to manufacturing and sourcing could give it an edge over competitors.

    By Feb. 16, 2023
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    GM signs exclusive chip supplier agreement with GlobalFoundries

    The semiconductor manufacturer aims to reduce the number of unique chips needed to power GM's EVs.

    By Feb. 15, 2023
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    How manufacturers can tackle supply chain costs in 2023

    With budgets tightening in an uncertain economy, experts weigh in on how companies can plan for the year ahead and stay resilient.

    By Feb. 14, 2023
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    Spirit Aerosystems plagued by parts shortages, supply chain instability

    Labor shortages and increased costs caused production to stall across many of the Boeing supplier’s programs.

    By Feb. 13, 2023
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    Hyundai, Labor Department in talks over child labor allegations at supplier sites

    The automaker said it is working to address the concerns by adding anonymous tip hotlines and discouraging use of third-party staffing agencies.

    By Feb. 10, 2023
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    Biden urges supply chain resilience at State of the Union

    The president touted domestic manufacturing investments and teased new 'buy American' standards in construction as he pushed to avoid future disruptions.

    By Feb. 7, 2023