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    Shein factory employees work 75-hour weeks for low wages: report

    The fast fashion giant responded to the allegations by saying the report doesn't convey "the reality" of the organization.

    By Laurel Deppen • May 17, 2024
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    Industry leaders react to tariff hikes on China-made goods

    Industry member associations expressed disappointment on Biden’s decision to expand Section 301 tariffs.

    By May 16, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Supply Chain Dive

    Here’s how companies are navigating rising costs, prolonged supply shortages and dangerous geopolitical tensions across global supply chain networks.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    How supply chains used FLOW after the Baltimore bridge collapse

    C.H. Robinson, ITS Logistics, Home Depot and IMC Companies shared insights on the federal data-sharing platform designed to improve visibility of disruptions.

    By , , May 15, 2024
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    Biden hikes tariffs on China-made EVs, batteries, semiconductors

    The tariffs align with U.S. efforts to get ahead of China in clean energy and advanced technology manufacturing, while also increasing supply chain control.

    By May 14, 2024
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    Mars commits $47M to slash dairy emissions

    The CPG giant plans to open three "net zero" farms as it looks to halve its carbon footprint by 2030.

    By May 10, 2024
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    Automakers get more flexibility as US finalizes EV tax credit rules

    Electric vehicle makers have raced to shift their supply chains to qualify for the credit. The latest changes give them more time.

    By Eric Walz • May 9, 2024
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    Clorox claws its way back to normal inventory, service levels after August cyberattack

    The cleaning product maker is working to fully restore its distribution channels in Q4 as it pushes to bring back customers.

    By May 9, 2024
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    Mattel to shutter supplier plant in China this year

    Barbie’s parent company is looking to diversify its production footprint in a bid to optimize costs and fulfillment operations.

    By May 8, 2024
  • Williams-Sonoma to pay $3.2M for violating FTC’s Made in USA order

    The retailer listed products as being made in the United States when they were manufactured abroad.

    By Nate Delesline III • May 7, 2024
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    Avery Dennison leveraged supply chain resilience to navigate Finland port strikes

    The adhesive materials maker leveraged supplier diversification and enhanced inventory strategy to avoid disruptions.

    By S.L. Fuller • May 7, 2024
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    Better Cotton audits farms it previously certified following deforestation investigation

    Watchdog Earthsight called the certifier’s audit “so flawed as to be almost worthless.”

    By Laurel Deppen • May 6, 2024
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    How Mexico’s presidential candidates expect to leverage nearshoring

    Modernizing border crossings, improving legal certainty and improving roads and rail networks were among the ideas candidates raised during a presidential debate.

    By May 2, 2024
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    Manufacturing demand dips in April as companies remain cautious: PMI

    While hiring is beginning to uptick, manufacturers remain uncertain about the fate of interest rates and its impact on business.

    By May 1, 2024
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    Honda invests billions in Canada to set up EV supply chain

    The CAD $15 billion ($11 billion) investment into the automaker’s Ontario production hub includes two factories and materials processing projects with joint venture partners.

    By Eric Walz • April 25, 2024
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    Apple cuts 14 suppliers over conflict minerals

    The company removed smelters or refiners that were not willing to comply with a third-party audit.

    By S.L. Fuller • April 25, 2024
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    Domino welcomes larger sugar shipments as Baltimore channels reopen

    The sugar manufacturer is taking advantage of the 20-foot-deep channel at the Port of Baltimore.

    By April 25, 2024
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    Automakers get new standard for cutting a top source of scope 3 emissions

    Indirect emissions are notoriously hard to calculate and address, so the Science Based Targets initiative put forth a new guideline.

    By S.L. Fuller • April 23, 2024
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    Ford, GM, Honda collaborate on standardized Scope 3 emissions reporting

    A new supplier questionnaire can streamline how suppliers report on climate goals and consumption.

    By S.L. Fuller • April 18, 2024
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    Manufacturing could be short 1.9M workers if the talent gap isn’t fixed

    Companies need millions of workers in operations and tech roles, according to a study. Experts worry the industry can’t keep up.

    By April 16, 2024
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    Taiwan earthquake’s impact on chip industry likely to be ‘moderate,’ experts say

    The island is home to nearly all of the world’s most advanced chip production, making even small delays precarious for semiconductor supply chains.

    By April 5, 2024
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    Manufacturing is ‘highly likely in our next growth cycle’: March PMI

    The industry was buoyed by a rise in demand and production rates last month, encouraging manufacturers to invest more in capacity.

    By April 1, 2024
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    How the Baltimore bridge disaster is impacting supply chains

    The port is opening up alternate channels for vessel traffic, while stakeholders are adapting with their own workarounds.

    By Updated May 15, 2024
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    Automakers reroute shipments after Baltimore bridge collapse

    Other manufacturers in the area, including Stanley Black & Decker and McCormick & Co., are still operating after the accident.

    By March 27, 2024
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    Lifetime Brands pursues less China reliance with Mexico factory

    The company's plastics manufacturing facility is on track to reach full capacity this year as it pushes to expand its sourcing capabilities.

    By March 26, 2024
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    Intel’s $8B in CHIPS funding should provide suppliers confidence

    The chipmaker's hundreds of U.S. suppliers should prepare for "when the taps turn on," according to one expert.

    By March 25, 2024