Implementing a supplier diversity program is a new frontier — evolving from a possibility to a must-have in many US companies. More stakeholders and policy makers are increasingly seeking out minority-owned, disadvantaged and small businesses.Read More »
Walmart’s $250 billion commitment to buy products that support American jobs is expected to make a big impact on US manufacturing. Within the next 10 years, more of the company’s vendors will be sourcing American-made products and components to support their “Made in USA” initiative.Read More »
We look forward to the Institute for Supply Management’s conference every year. Not only is it a good opportunity for my ThomasNet colleagues and I to put in some face time with more folks in the industry, but it’s important for us to be able to attend sessions and help spread the word about supply chain. But we have to admit that this year, we’re a little more excited than usual.Read More »
It's no secret that manufacturing is rapidly growing.
With new lines of products and services pairing with a steady trickle of Baby Boomers retiring, the industry is set to have a sizable uptick of job vacancies. As manufacturers increase headcount and look to fill current openings, a very valid question pops up: Who exactly will fill these jobs?Read More »