Category Archives: Afternoon Coffee

Afternoon Coffee: Spring Cleaning of Supply Chains For Chipotle and Adidas, Oil Giants Curb African Projects

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Chipotle is ridding its supply chain of genetically modified food. The fast food chain previously operated with a goal to serve “food with integrity,” which caused some issues earlier this year with a pork supplier. And, a new sustainability report from sportswear company Adidas shows it terminated agreements with 13 suppliers in Asia due to non-compliance issues. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: FCC Staff Against Comcast, Time Warner Merger & No M&As for GM, CEO Says

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The Federal Communications Commission staff has does not want the merger between Comcast and Time Warner to happen, as they recommended the agency not approve the $45 billion deal. And, the CEO of GM announced the car maker is not currently looking to engage in any mergers or buyouts with competitors. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Oil Prices Rise Due to Production Drop, McDonald’s Promises to Rid Supply Chain of Deforestation

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Oil prices were up today after the US Energy Information Administration reported oil production fell 18,000 barrels per day in the last week. And, McDonald’s announced this week it would end deforestation in its supply chain, pledging not to buy from suppliers that source commodities from critical forest areas. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: US Ports Prepare to Accept Larger Cargo Ships, GE Considers Portfolio Sale With Wells Fargo

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US ports are preparing to accept massive cargo ships once the $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal is complete next year. And, General Electric is considering selling its entire $74 billion US commercial and leasing portfolio to Wells Fargo. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Apple Needs to Increase Supply of Watch to Meet Demand, Sprint Tests New Delivery Service For Cellphones

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Apple is expected to pick up the pace of producing its new Apple Watch due to increasing interest in the device. And, in a move to remain competitive in the mobile carrier industry, Sprint will be testing a new home delivery service for new cellphones. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: US Import Prices Fall in March, Ohio Officials Want Fiat Chrysler to Keep Production in State

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US import prices declined last month by 0.3%, following a rise in prices in February. As Fiat Chrysler outgrows its current production plant in Toledo, Ohio, state and local government officials are looking to lure the automaker to expand its facility and continue operating in the area, by offering to fund the project.