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    MycoWorks begins production of mushroom biofiber at new South Carolina facility

    The factory could produce millions of square feet of the firm’s leather alternative material each year.

    By Lara Ewen • Sept. 25, 2023
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    Auto supplier BorgWarner warns of potential impact if UAW strike expands

    For now the manufacturer expects modest effects as a handful of plants at the Big Three automakers stand idle. But that could worsen if workers at other plants strike.

    By Sept. 22, 2023
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    UAW workers strike Mercedes-Benz supplier in Alabama

    The United Auto Workers’ negotiations with the ZF Group plant in Tuscaloosa are local but part of a larger UAW push for better pay and benefits.

    By Michael Brady • Sept. 22, 2023
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    Former Tesla engineer joins Guardian Agriculture as supply chain and manufacturing exec

    Matt Cherouny will help the drone company ramp up production operations.

    By Sept. 18, 2023
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    Taking Charge: Nexamp CEO on the ‘existential threat’ of low labor supply and other challenges

    The community solar developer wants to nearshore more production to protect its supply chain from forced labor.

    By Diana DiGangi • Sept. 18, 2023
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    A path to a more sustainable chip supply chain

    Establishing benchmark metrics and onshoring production are key ways companies can reduce their carbon footprint.

    By Art Figueroa • Sept. 18, 2023
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    Hyundai’s Georgia EV supplier network adds 3 more manufacturers

    NVH Korea, Daesol Ausys and DAS Corp. are the latest suppliers to build a production plant near the automaker's EV Metaplant campus. 

    By Sara Samora • Sept. 15, 2023
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    RFID on packaging gains traction amid food safety and waste concerns

    A tracking system traditionally used for nonperishable items could become more common on certain types of packaging ahead of future traceability requirements from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    By Leslie Nemo • Sept. 14, 2023
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    Drug Supply Chain Security Act enforcement delayed until 2024

    The extension aims to help healthcare supply chain partners develop and refine their systems for electronic data sharing.

    By Sept. 12, 2023
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    Investors call for Nike to pay $2.2M in owed wages to supply chain workers

    Ahead of the sportswear giant’s annual meeting this week, investors are asking the company to avoid similar cases in the future.

    By Laurel Deppen • Sept. 12, 2023
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    FDA issues warning letters to 3 baby formula makers

    Perrigo, ByHeart and Mead Johnson received letters as part of the agency's ongoing review of formula manufacturing after years of constrained supply and recalls.

    By Sept. 11, 2023
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    Sponsored by Express Employment Professionals

    Americans are burnt out at work and employers must step in

    The majority of U.S. workers suffer from burnout, but companies can offer solutions like flexibility and bonuses.   

    Sept. 11, 2023
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    Hormel lowers outlook amid challenging pork and turkey backdrop

    Weak prices offset sales volume growth in the third quarter as the food processor struggled with supply chain issues that resulted in a hefty arbitration payment.

    By Nathan Owens • Sept. 7, 2023
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    Manufacturing remains sluggish in August: PMI reports

    Industry activity is still muted, but Inflation Reduction Act-related demand could spur growth later this year.

    By Sept. 6, 2023
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    Redwood Materials raises $1B to expand circular battery supply chain in US

    The startup says its technology can recover roughly 95% of nickel, cobalt, lithium and copper from end-of-life electric vehicle batteries.

    By Eric Walz • Sept. 5, 2023
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    Can New England produce 30% of its food supply by 2030?

    Regional distributors are paving the way for local resilience, but farmers and fishermen will need more support to compete against global food production supply chains.

    By Erin X. Wong • Sept. 5, 2023
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    Adore Me taps Ever Dye to source sustainable dyes

    The startup has developed a low-energy, biobased pigment dyeing process.

    By Laurel Deppen • Aug. 31, 2023
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    Inside Hershey’s $1B push to boost its supply chain capacity

    The multi-year undertaking will allow the candy maker to balance existing capacity with future flexibility, an executive said.

    By Aug. 31, 2023
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    Hershey to close Dot’s Pretzels factory

    The company says the elimination of the North Dakota plant will translate to efficiencies across its manufacturing network.

    By Aug. 28, 2023
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    Onshoring semiconductor production to the US is risky. Here’s how to protect yourself.

    As chipmakers push to bring their operations closer to home, experts say it’s critical they keep close tabs on critical data and IP. 

    By Michelle No • Aug. 24, 2023
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    Spirit AeroSystems’ safety stock minimizes delivery disruption after strike

    The Boeing supplier aims to ramp up 737 production and increase surge capacity for added cushion.

    By Aug. 22, 2023
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    Can makers await possible fallout from Commerce tin imports tariff decision

    The Can Manufacturers Institute warns that proposed tariffs could cause canned food prices to spike up to 30% while putting 40,000 jobs at risk. The Department of Commerce released its preliminary decision this week.

    By Katie Pyzyk • Aug. 21, 2023
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    Kraft Heinz names next CEO

    Carlos Abrams-Rivera will take the helm of the CPG giant in January, after leading the company's North American operations since 2020.

    By Chris Casey • Aug. 16, 2023
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    Who will pay to decarbonize the supply chain?

    Some brands are helping their suppliers reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Others are dumping new requirements on vendors without shouldering any of the costs.

    By Aug. 15, 2023
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    Mitsubishi Motors Europe, Vinturas partner on blockchain-powered supply chain

    The automaker will use blockchain technology from Vinturas to precisely track the movement of newly built vehicles from its factories to consumers.

    By Eric Walz • Aug. 15, 2023