When a supplier becomes a competitor

The offshoring drive in manufacturing has led to lower costs and access to new markets, but it also creates a new problem for big companies if they end up competing with their suppliers.

U.S. auto supply chain at a crossroads: study

A troubled but enduring automotive supply chain in the United States can become stronger if a more collaborative strategy can gain wider acceptance, a research team at Case Western Reserve University has determined.

Asia's IT parts makers struggle with demand boom

Wrong-footed by rocketing consumer demand, Asian technology suppliers are scrambling to expand capacity before inventories run dry of everything from semiconductors to flat-panel screens.

New research may help to reduce global supply chain disruptions

(PhysOrg.com) -- With consumer spending dwindling over the past couple months, retailers are hoping to see it increase with the holiday shopping season. In order to seize the opportunity and boost sales, retailers need to ...

PC makers race to comply with China's Web filter

(AP) -- Days before a deadline abruptly imposed by China, computer makers are scrambling to comply with an order to supply Web-filtering software with PCs amid concerns about what it might do to their reputations.

Record 12 pct drop for PC sales in 2009: Gartner

Sales of personal computers are expected to decline by 11.9 percent to 257 million units in 2009, the steepest drop in the industry's history, market research firm Gartner said Monday.

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