Category Archives: Afternoon Coffee

US Manufacturing’s Comeback, AMC Buys Stake in BBC America, Halloween Holiday Sales Strong

- October 24, 2014 12:14 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

A new survey shows many manufacturing companies in the US are already or plan to bring back production operations from China. And, AMC will acquire a nearly 50 percent stake in BBC America and take over operation, including manage advertising sales, of the company’s US service. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Amazon Changes Free Shipping Requirements, Sears Says it Won’t Be Closing So Many Stores

- October 23, 2014 12:31 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Businesses and consumers who enjoy free shipping from Amazon.com may soon have to pay more to receive the perk. And, another retailer, Sears, may not actually be closing more than 100 of its stores and laying off more than 5,400 employees after all. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Dangerous Airbags In 7.8 Million Cars, Boeing Boosts Plane Production, Profits

- October 22, 2014 12:41 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

More cars have been added to the list of those containing dangerous airbags. And, demand for commercial jets helped boost Boeing’s profits in the third quarter. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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GE Buys Honda Jets for Supply Chain, iPhones Boost Apple’s Revenue

- October 21, 2014 12:22 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

General Electric will purchase some of the first Honda Aircraft HondaJets to use to transport engine parts through GE’s manufacturing supply chain. And, the new iPhone 6 has helped boost recent profits for Apple. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Railroad Merger Talks Stop, Investors Interested in Buying Reebok

- October 20, 2014 12:29 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Railroad companies CSX and Canadian Pacific are no longer discussing a possible merger. And, a group of investors are looking to buy the sneaker company Reebok from Adidas. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Google Spending Soars, Walmart Workers Demand Higher Wages, Ebola Scare Pushes Up Sales of Cleaning Products

- October 17, 2014 12:27 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

High business spending is one major factor that led to lower-than-expected earnings in the third quarter of the year for Google. And, Walmart workers gathered in New York, Washington and Phoenix on Thursday to bring more attention to their efforts to raise labor wages to a minimum of $15 an hour. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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AbbVie Pulls Back on Shire Deal, Japan Creates Commercial Planes, CBS Jumps on Streaming Service Bandwagon

- October 16, 2014 12:22 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Chicago-based drugmaker AbbVie is pulling away from its proposed acquisition of Shire. And, Japan’s Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is reportedly working on constructing the country’s first commercial airliner in more than 50 years. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Google’s New Smartphone Competes with iPhone, Toyota Recalls Millions of Vehicles

- October 15, 2014 12:17 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Google has released its new Nexus 6 smartphone, a device that will sell for nearly $650. And, Toyota announced it will recall 1.67 million vehicles worldwide due to problem with brakes. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Google’s Member-Based Shopping Service, Apple’s Smart Locks and Problems at Bangladesh Factories

- October 14, 2014 12:47 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Google is amping up its competition with Amazon as it begins its Google Express shopping service. And, Apple will sell a smart lock for front doors. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest supply chain and procurement news.

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New iPad Air Coming This Week, China Amps Up Steel Exports, Companies Announce Merger Talks and Deals

- October 13, 2014 12:11 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Apple is set to release its iPad Air 2 at an event Oct. 16. And, the amount of steel products coming out of China reached a new high in September. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Amazon Store Coming to NYC, Nissan Hood Dangers Cause Car Recall

- October 10, 2014 12:21 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Amazon.com Inc. will open a physical store in New York City - and in time for the holiday shopping season. Also, Nissan is recalling around 220,000 2013 model year Altimas due to a dangerous defect with the hoods of the cars. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Apple Suppliers Expect iPad Delays, Microsoft Sets the Record Straight About Its Surface

- October 9, 2014 12:13 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Demand for the new iPhone 6 is causing delays in other Apple products. And, another tablet maker, Microsoft, has dispelled rumors its Surface line will dissolve. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest supply chain and procurement news.

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