Ford’s Build-to-Order Strategy

Almost every automobile manufacturer has been forced to shutdown production during the pandemic for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest problems has been caused by a chip shortage, as shared in the OM in the News post, Chip Shortage Puts the Brakes on Automakers.

Automakers are rethinking how they run their business. Most are looking at their supply chain, and ensuring the availability of parts. Many are looking at the future with electric vehicles (EVs), and designing […]

Will Lab-Grown Cat Treats Change the World?

Because, Animals is a startup company debuting its new lab-grown mouse meat. The founders hope their product will usher in a new way of thinking about pet food.

The company already sells plant-based dog and cat treats.

The idea for Because, Animals’ newest product is to harvest cells from an anesthetized mouse and then feed and grow the cells in a bioreactor.  The end product is 100 percent meat, with no mice killed in the process, that can be used for its […]

Tyson Foods Expands Capacity in Virginia

Tyson Foods, Inc., will invest $300 million in Danville, Virginia to build a 325,000 square-foot production facility for the company’s fully cooked products such as Chicken Nuggets.

The production facility’s location decision is heralded as a win-win for Tyson Foods and Danville, Virginia.


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This post is based on the Food Business News article, Tyson Foods to invest $300 million in […]

Chartering Ships to Manage Supply Chains

Retailers including Walmart, Target, and the Home Depot are taking supply chain matters into their own hands.

With the critical holiday season fast approaching, they are not content to rely on suppliers and typical distribution modes to get merchandise to their stores on time.  Rather, they are carrying extra inventory, buying their own shipping modes, and in some cases moving production closer to home or to places deemed less vulnerable to disruption.


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