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Virgin America defends Airbus order
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Virgin America has placed an order for 60 aircraft from European manufacturer Airbus. To counter any criticism that the US arm of the aviation empire was spending its money outside America it emphasised the supplier’s supply chain credentials in the US. read more

Nissan may lose domestic suppliers
Friday, January 14, 2011

Nissan may be in danger of losing its domestic suppliers with the decision to shift the production of Rogue, its popular SUV, from Japan to the US. read more

Supply chain facing challenge from strong tablet PC orders
Monday, January 10, 2011

Upstream component makers, facing tablet PC players placing strong orders, expect their sales performance to benefit significantly; however they also pointed out that the orders will give them strong pressure over supply management. read more

Low-cost advantage
Wednesday, December 22, 2010

For manufacturing companies, it is always a challenge to find the best way to tap the value of global sourcing for their supply chain. read more

Downsized auto supply chain may block growth
Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Martin Schueble, BMW’s North American vice president of procurement, says some of his suppliers cut too deeply during the recession. Now that a recovery is stirring, Schueble says, they can’t meet demand. read more

Apple strengthens supply chain
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

THE FRUIT THEMED COMPANY, Apple wants to make sure that production of its shiny toys is not halted by a shortage of small LCD panels read more

The hook on Somali pirates
Friday, December 10, 2010

Somali pirates are still threatening trade routes in the Indian Ocean, and naval officials believe more must be done than defeating them from the sea. read more

1Malaysia supply chain call
Friday, December 10, 2010

Malaysians must work together to forge the 1Malaysia Supply Chain in order to compete globally and generate wealth and income, said Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Tan Sri Andrew Sheng Len Tao. read more

China sourcing loses charm for Indian companies
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

China’s manufacturing costs are reaching levels that are now forcing some companies that source products from the land of the dragon to reduce such  sourcing and manufacture these in India more economically. read more

The challenges ahead for supply chains:
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Senior executives say their companies manage key trade-offs well, yet see barriers to better performance: rising risk, lack of collaboration, and low CEO involvement. McKinsey Global Survey results. read more