Danone Pledges To Reduce Dairy Methane

Danone, in response to the Global Methane Pledge, has committed to cut methane emissions from its fresh-milk supply chain by 30% over the next seven years.

Danone will work with 58,000 dairy farmers from 20 countries to manage dairy herds, manure and feed additives aiming to cut down on the methane emitted.


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McDonald’s Exits Kazakhstan: Beef Sourcing Issues

Another McDonald’s casualty falls due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

This time it’s Kazakhstan, home to 20 million citizens and the richest market in Central Asia, that is feeling the loss.  The closure is related to a supply chain issue.  McDonald’s has forbidden its stores from importing meat patties from Russia, which had provided them since the chain opened in Kazakhstan in 2016.


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Whirlpool to Spin Up in Argentina

Whirlpool is investing $52 million to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Argentina.

The plant will export 70% of its washing machines to neighboring countries such as Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Chile.  Whirlpool’s facility location decision in Latin America reflects a near-shoring practice that utilizes local resources to produce output close to the final destination.


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Fordless Fords: Shortages Due to Regulatory Issues

Tribar Technologies is a Michigan-based supplier for Ford’s blue oval badges. Violations of an environmental protection regulation limited Tribar’s production in August, resulting in shortages of the badges for Ford’s F-Series pickups.

Ford has decided to ship many of the badgeless vehicles to dealers and retrofit once badges are available, which will increases costs for the automaker and dealers.

This part shortage is the latest in a year of supply chain crises and shortages. Ford has stated that it intends to “restructure […]

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