Your business has suppliers that provide you with materials, parts, products, supplies and services — there’s no relationship beyond the transactions themselves. But there are other suppliers with which you have an ongoing relationship.
The Granite State Chapter of APICS, announced that Sig Sauer, won its Company of the Year for 2014. Chapter president Dave Turbide presented the award to David Connors, Sig Sauer’s Director of Supply Chain and members of his staff.
When a manufacturer owns or controls its suppliers—often with the aim of managing availability, quality, and cost—that’s called vertical integration. While common practice a century ago, vertical integration has fallen out of favor …
The push to increase manufacturing in the US is continuing to garner headlines, with Wal-Mart taking positive steps to increase the number of US-made products in its stores and new government programs to bolster manufacturing and train people to fill the jobs being created.