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Commodities Roundup: EU revisits steel quotas; GM worker strike; oil prices rise after attack in Saudi

For the buyers and category managers out there, especially those of you deep in the weeds of buying and managing commodities, here’s a quick rundown of news and thoughts from particular commodity markets. MetalMiner, a sister site of ours, scours the landscape for what matters. This week:

Afternoon Coffee: SolutionMap updates quarterly rankings; new Deloitte-ASCM digital tool; Cargill expanding in China

For this quarter, Spend Matters has updated its SolutionMap rankings of 56 procurement software providers. In other news, Deloitte and ASCM teamed up on a project to help businesses digitally transform, releasing the Digital Capabilities Model for Supply Networks. Also, agribusiness giant Cargill is expanding in China. And U.S. factory production rises for August, but the U.S.-China trade war has dragged it down over the last 12 months, the AP reports. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest procurement and supply chain news.

Commodities Roundup: Gold, Auto Sales and Stock Market Tremors

For the buyers and category managers out there, especially those of you deep in the weeds of buying and managing commodities, here’s a quick rundown of news and thoughts from particular commodity markets. MetalMiner, a sister site of ours, scours the landscape for what matters. This week:

Afternoon Coffee: Upwork reports second-quarter growth; China imports oil from Iran despite U.S. sanctions; Huawei ban update

Get an update on Upwork's second-quarter financial results, and learn more about China's oil imports from Iran as well as more information about the U.S. restrictions on Huawei telecommunications. Also, take a look at how an organic grocer is upgrading its supply chain. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest news about procurement and supply chains.

Afternoon Coffee: China warns of tariff retaliation; $10B military procurement deal under review; Under Armour revamp succeeds; cybersecurity toolkit for supply chains

A day after the Trump administration announced more tariffs on more products imported from China, the Chinese government vowed to retaliate. In Defense Department news, the Defense secretary has ordered a review of the procurement process for a $10 billion cloud project. Read more about Under Armour's tighter supply chain, and learn about a new cybersecurity toolkit. Afternoon Coffee: A jolt of Friday news to finish off the week.

Afternoon Coffee: Hurricane Barry fades but soaks Louisiana; Supply chains leaving China; Huawei sales; Drones & vaccines

Barry — a storm that briefly became a hurricane, the first of the 2019 season — brought torrential rain to Louisiana and Mississippi on Sunday, and slowly continues to move through northwest Louisiana toward Arkansas through Monday, according to the Washington Post. The Wall Street Journal takes a look at how the U.S.-China tariff battle is forcing supply chains out of China. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Walmart e-commerce losing $1 billion; Huawei still blacklisted?

Walmart’s acquisition of the e-commerce website jet.com is doing a lot of business in the store’s bid to take on Amazon, but it is projecting a loss of about $1 billion, the media site Vox reports in a lengthy look at Walmart’s e-commerce play. A senior U.S. official told the Commerce Department enforcement staff this week that the Chinese tech company Huawei should still be considered blacklisted after U.S. President Donald Trump promised to ease the ban on sales to the firm days ago at the G20 summit, Reuters said. Afternoon Coffee: Enjoy your procurement/supply chain news — and your Independence Day holiday!

Afternoon Coffee: Truce on China Tariff Still Puts Pressure on Supply Chains; Levi’s Agrees to Cut Emissions

After more U.S. tariffs against China were put on hold, stocks and oil prices increased Monday, though there was no breakthrough on the economic conflict between the two countries. Levi Strauss & Co. has partnered with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, where IFC will work with 42 of Levi's suppliers to roll out renewable energy and water-saving projects. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

U.S.-China trade at G-20; Apple to build in China; Amazon, the shipper; Learn about M&A interest in procurement software firms

What's going to happen at the G-20 economic summit in Osaka, Japan? It began today, and we have two stories giving insight into what may happen when Trump and China's leader sit down for trade talks Saturday. In another story, Apple is reportedly moving its Mac Pro production to China, bucking trends of supply chains possibly leaving China. And Spend Matters has some M&A insight into the procurement software market. Learn about the 10 types of businesses being targeted. Afternoon Coffee: It's the jolt of procurement and supply chain news that you need on a Friday.

Commodities Roundup: Precious Metals, Currency Consternation and Steel Production

For the buyers and category managers out there, especially those of you deep in the weeds of buying and managing commodities, here’s a quick rundown of news and thoughts from particular commodity markets.

MetalMiner, a sister site of ours, scours the landscape for what matters. This week: The Dollar and Precious Metals; Currency War Looms; and Global Steel Production Rises 5.4% in May.

Afternoon Coffee: New Post Office Weight Pricing; More Tariffs May Harm Tech Innovation; Coupa Adds On

United States Postal Service (USPS) has put into effect new dimensional weight pricing. Experts tell Supply Chain Dive that additional tariffs on products from China could hinder U.S. tech innovation. Coupa expands its AWS relationship and adds capabilities. Afternoon Coffee provides the latest updates on procurement and supply chain news.

Commodities Roundup: Chinese Steel Prices, Housing Starts and Aluminum Premiums

For the buyers and category managers out there, especially those of you deep in the weeds of buying and managing commodities, here’s a quick rundown of news and thoughts from particular commodity markets. MetalMiner, a sister site of ours, scours the landscape for news that matters. This week: Chinese steel prices, housing starts and aluminum premiums.