Like a gardener pruning a rosebush, Sears Holdings continuously prunes and reshapes its supply chain to reduce the cost of sourcing and cut the time it takes to get products into its stores. It’s all part of the $42 billion retailer’s move toward a just-in-time supply chain.
Coverage of developments in the global supply chain, including changes in sourcing patterns.
News & Analysis
20 May 2013
Slow-steaming by shipping lines and the reduction of currency and supply chain risks will spur more original equipment ma
17 May 2013
SFK Group will expand its existing operations in Charleston County, S.C., representing an investment of $3 million.
16 May 2013
The North American Bangladesh Worker Safety Working Group, a collaboration of five U.S. and Canadian apparel and retail associations, has outlined a set of proposals to further its commitment to improving worker safety in Bangladesh...
15 May 2013
Demand uncertainty, price volatility and shorter product cycles have focused corporate attention on transportation strategies like never before, according to a senior executive at C.H. Robinson Worldwide.
23 Apr 2013
Spurred by new, heightened concern about extreme weather events, discussion groups such as the World Economic Forum and the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals have intensified their efforts to create comprehensive frameworks and common standards for evaluating and enacting risk-mitigation initiatives that are proactive and strategic, rather than reactive or tactical.
22 Apr 2013
Trinity Industries has acquired the assets of Forjas Metálicas for about $23 million, plus assumption of certain specific liabilities.
19 Apr 2013
As customer expectations for improved service and rapid fulfillment of orders in the e-commerce space increase, retailers of all sizes must achieve excellence in their supply chains, according to a logistics expert.
12 Apr 2013
As many as 2,700 employees, with the help of two dozen robot arms, produce hundreds of thousands of refrigerators in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, each year for consumers in the U.S. Brazil, Europe and Venezuela, reflecting growing Mexican manufacturing capacity.
11 Apr 2013
The U.S. and Mexico must boost their ability to manufacturer products together by speeding up the movement of goods at the border, and the latter must increase certain manufacturing capabilities.