One third of the energy consumed in the United States is by the manufacturing sector. Ninety percent of the manufacturing sector are small- and medium-sized businesses, or SMM, that use about half of the energy consumed in manufacturing. Electrical demand, also known as...
As John Oliver recently pointed out, “Sweatshops aren’t one of those nineties problems we got rid of.” In fact, it’s been only two years since the Rana Plaza tragedy killed more than 1,000 workers and once again exposed rampant exploitation within...
Too often, mid-market companies believe that cutting costs in the supply chain will lead to business success. Instead, these organizations need to focus on value to drive growth and enhance supply chain activities.
John Kern, senior vice president of supply chain for Cisco Systems Inc., says his job often is to practice what the company preaches to its clients — particularly as the technology giant pushes to connect everything to the Internet. In one of the latest initiatives...
Volvo has announced this week that it would break ground on its first U.S. manufacturing facility, $500 million factory in South Carolina. The factory is expected to begin operations in 2018. This follows Daimler AG’s decision...
The NASA space program was defunded a few years ago and has not sent any manned expeditions into space since then. While this was disappointing for aspiring astronauts across America, it opened up a new door for privatized space expeditions. These private space programs,...
Each year, Deloitte's U.S. member firm surveys supply chain executives to understand their top-of-mind issues and the actions they are taking to address them. As accelerating technology development and widespread experimentation with new operating models lead to dramatic...
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