Category Archives: Afternoon Coffee

Supplier Sales Rise in Q3, 3D Printing Expected to Change Supply Chain

- November 25, 2014 12:19 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Industry suppliers saw sales rise 4.7% in the third quarter. And, a new report predicts the 3D printing market will reach $16.2 billion by 2018. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest supply chain and procurement news.

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BHP Plans to Cut Capital Spending, BT Group Looks to Buy Telefónica SA’s UK Mobile unit

- November 24, 2014 12:34 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

The world’s largest mining company BHP Billiton plans to cut its capital spending by $600 million for the 2014-15 financial year, giving the firm “additional flexibility.” And, BT Group PLC is discussing possibly buying O2, the Telefónica SA’s mobile business in the UK. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Delta Buys Airbus Planes, Craigslist is Criticized by CPSC

- November 21, 2014 12:12 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Delta Air Lines will purchase 50 new planes from Airbus. And, Craigslist is being criticized by the Consumer Product Safety Commission for allowing users to sell recalled products on its site.

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Infosys Loses Top Execs After Over Billing Apple, Amazon Adds Robots to Workforce

- November 20, 2014 12:02 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

An internal audit discovered Indian IT services exporter Infosys Ltd was overcharging Apple Inc. And, Amazon will have robots working at its warehouses to help stock shelves and locate items. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Airbus CPO Plans Production Changes, Volvo Aims to Increase US Sales

- November 19, 2014 12:18 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Airbus’ chief procurement officer Klaus Richter says the company will transform its production process to increase output. And, Volvo’s CEO Håkan Samuelsson plans to gain a much larger portion of the US market. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Ford Recalls Fusions, Sun Pharamaceutical Pulls Antidepressant Off Shelves in the US

- November 18, 2014 12:16 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

A number of recalls were announced today, including Ford’s recall of about 65,000 2014 and 2015 model year Fusion sedans in North America due to a software glitch. And, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is also recalling 68,000 bottles of its Effexor antidepressant in the US. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Halliburton Acquires Baker Hughes, Actavis Buys Botox Maker

- November 17, 2014 12:16 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Halliburton Co. will buy Baker Hughes Inc. for $34.6 billion. And, drugmaker Actavis will also be buying Botox maker Allergan for $66 billion. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Halliburton and Baker Hughes Discuss Mega Merger, India Regulators Tell Drugmaker to Rework Proposal

- November 14, 2014 12:14 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Oilfield giants Halliburton and Baker Hughes are talking about joining forces as oil prices continue to fall. India’s Competition Commission has asked drugmaker Sun Pharmaceuticals to rework its proposed merger deal with Ranbaxy Laboratories. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Apple’s Supply Chain Gears Up for Watch Release, Hasbro Looks to Buy DreamWorks

- November 13, 2014 12:48 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Apple’s overseas suppliers are reportedly beginning production on the chips for the Apple Watch, which is expected to be released at the start of next year. And, toy company Hasbro is in “advanced talks” to buy DreamWorks Animation. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Wholesale Stockpiles Rise (Slightly), Walmart Aims to Improve Grocery Sales

- November 12, 2014 12:27 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

US wholesale stockpiles increased 0.3% during September, according to new Commerce Department report. And, wants managers to do a better job of maintaining and stocking shelves, specifically in the grocery department. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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China’s Biggest Shopping Day Breaks Record, Ford Produces New Aluminum Truck

- November 11, 2014 12:14 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Today is the biggest shopping day of the year in China. And, the country is now home to a company that has become the world's largest consumer drone maker by revenue. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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New GM Documents Released, PC Sales Expected to Rise, Levi Strauss Rewarding Sustainable Suppliers

- November 10, 2014 12:12 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Newly disclosed documents show General Motors made an urgent order for replacement ignition switches months before notifying federal authorities and drivers of its massive car recall. After a relatively flat year in PC sales, manufacturers are hoping 2015 will bring a boost in sales of the computers. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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