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    A sustainability partnership that upcycles chocolate to feed farm animals

    This innovative project diverts tens of thousands of pounds of chocolate waste from landfills and saves farmers money.

    By Eric Boyle, Sr. Director of U.S. Commodities, Specialty Materials, and Operations Procurement, The Hershey Company • Aug. 14, 2023
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    Hyundai supplier plans $170M facility in Tennessee

    Hanon Systems’ fourth U.S. facility will produce automotive thermal solutions for EV makers in North America.

    By Sara Samora • Aug. 10, 2023
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    4 supply chain insights for the second half of 2023

    Experts gave tips on economic metrics to watch and how to assess producers’ readiness to nearshore during the live event “Supply Chain Outlook: Trends and Risks To Watch."

    By Aug. 9, 2023
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    Supply chain issues throw a wrench into school construction projects

    Persistent labor shortages and inflation have led initially budgeted project costs to increase from the agreed upon price, one source told K-12 Dive.

    By Naaz Modan • Aug. 8, 2023
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    Bankrupt AeroCision looks to pay suppliers $5M

    The aerospace parts maker filed for Chapter 11 last week after it buckled under revenue shortfalls, rising costs and supply chain disruptions. 

    By Aug. 7, 2023
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    Boeing prepares its supply chain for increased 737 production targets

    The aerospace company delivered 136 total aircraft last quarter, with plans to reach 50 unit deliveries a month by 2026.

    By Aug. 3, 2023
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    Paccar projects boost in production for 2023

    Despite lingering supply chain issues, the OEM aims to build at least 290,000 Class 8 trucks for the U.S. and Canada market.

    By Aug. 3, 2023
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    US lawmakers look to end sale and import of commercial kangaroo skin products

    The bill's introduction follows moves from Puma and Nike to discontinue the use of kangaroo skin in their supply chains by the end of 2023.

    By Lara Ewen • Aug. 2, 2023
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    Kraft Heinz transitioning to all-recycled packaging for Kraft Real Mayo and Miracle Whip

    The change will impact the popular products in the U.S., part of the food and beverage giant's plan to cut virgin plastic use by 20% by 2030. 

    By Maria Rachal • Aug. 2, 2023
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    Manufacturing is in a trough, but economists say recovery is on the way

    While consumer demand remains low, manufacturers are preparing for better days ahead, with slightly improved production levels and stable prices.

    By Aug. 1, 2023
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    Labor Department launches program to reduce warehouse injuries

    Injury rates in storage and distribution facilities are higher than the national average, the department said.

    By July 31, 2023
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    How Brooks Running is deepening its supply chain visibility

    The sports equipment retailer implemented traceability platform TrusTrace as the company works toward its responsible sourcing goals.

    By July 28, 2023
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    Gap adds its name to the Pakistan Accord

    The retail giant signed the legally binding agreement which aims to guarantee supply chain worker safety.

    By Lara Ewen • July 25, 2023
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    Ford supplier invests $790M to build 3 Tennessee plants

    Magna International will produce key parts for Ford’s second-generation electric truck, and is the first company to join the automaker’s supplier park.

    By Sara Samora • July 25, 2023
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    Energy Department offers $32M for critical mineral supply chains

    The Biden administration is looking to develop production sites to extract materials such as lithium and cobalt from coal-based sources.

    By July 24, 2023
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    Why diverse sourcing in aerospace manufacturing is harder than it seems

    Aviation companies like Boeing boast of impressive minority-owned vendor programs. But suppliers say securing contracts remains a complex and often difficult process.

    By July 20, 2023
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    Mercedes-Benz brings ChatGPT to factories

    The automaker’s chatbot pilot will use data queries to help employees make production planning decisions faster.

    By July 19, 2023
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    Kraft Heinz to build $400M automated distribution center in Illinois

    The high-tech warehouse is expected to open in 2025 and feature end-to-end automation that includes storage and retrieval systems.

    By Alexei Alexis • July 18, 2023
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    Are supply chains ready for nearshoring?

    As companies consider realistic options for diversifying their supply chains, one Supply Chain Dive panelist asked if partners are ready to respond to new changes.

    By July 18, 2023
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    Tesla supplier to establish factory in New Mexico

    Hota Industrial Manufacturing chose the state for its easy access to Texas and Mexico.

    By Sara Samora • July 14, 2023
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    Theo Chocolate restructures operations to tackle rising costs

    The chocolate maker will shutter its Seattle manufacturing facility and merge with American Licorice Company.

    By July 11, 2023
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    PepsiCo struggles to advance its plastic sustainability goals

    The food and beverage company is inching closer to its goal of using 100% repurposed, compostable or biodegradable packaging.

    By Katie Pyzyk • July 10, 2023
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    Manufacturing slowed in June to some of its lowest levels this year

    More companies turned to layoffs last month as soft demand pushed manufacturers to cut costs.

    By July 10, 2023
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    At Colgate, supply chain and sustainability come from the same tube

    The CPG aims to reduce plastic waste and its carbon footprint as part of its environmental strategy.

    By June 30, 2023
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    Micron plans first chip factory in India

    U.S. chipmakers are diversifying their manufacturing networks as the Biden administration urges them to invest outside of China.

    By June 29, 2023