Afternoon Coffee: GM Introduces New Supplier Program, Volvo Sets Sights on South Carolina for New Plant


General Motors has launched its One Cost Model parts-buying program, which offers longer contracts to suppliers in lieu of allowing the automaker to inspect their factories and analyze internal spending data to determine if the supplier can cut costs.

Volvo Car Corp. will build a $500 million new assembly plant in Berkeley County, South Carolina, helping its efforts to double global sales by 2020.

Software solution provider Beeline has won 2 SIIA CODiE Awards – one for "Best Human Capital/Talent Management Solution" and another for "Best Supply Chain Management Solution."

A new supply chain software Flexport reportedly hopes to be the “Uber of the oceans.” The startup offers companies a new way of deciding how to import goods, connect customers with carriers and more.

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