Will we see true reform from TSCA?

Posted by Gary M. Barraco

Last week, the US Congress passed the biggest chemical safety legislation since the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was enacted 40 years ago to regulate the manufacture, import, and processing of chemicals. Now it awaits President Obama’s approval, considered a sure thing after the White House’s endorsement of the measure in May.  But will the passage of this bill really mean the US finally has a unified and comprehensive chemical safety program that works?

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Topics: Manufacturing, Global Trade Management, Import Compliance, Product Testing, Risk and Quality Management

Today’s Supply Chain Reveals Signs of a Shackled Past

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz

Slavery in the 1800s was rampant and nearly inescapable – up until 1865. However, despite the 13th amendment and the various international treaties banning slavery’s existence; now 150 years later, a thing from our past appears to be becoming more of a reality. Modern slavery and human trafficking has developed into a greater concern for U.S. companies and their global supply chains.

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Topics: Retail, Manufacturing, Global Sourcing, Global Supply Chain, Risk and Quality Management

Amber Road to Discuss HTS Footwear Classification at the AAFA Footwear Workshop

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz

On Thursday, October 8th, Amber Road will sponsor the AAFA Footwear Workshop: Product Safety & Responsible Manufacturing at the New Balance facility in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Designed specifically for footwear companies, this workshop will deliver updates on federal, state, and international regulations as well as discuss the business practices that will help prevent any regulatory issues from blindsiding your business.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Global Sourcing, Supplier Management, Events, Footwear, Global Supply Chain, Risk and Quality Management

Fiesta Gas Grills Keeps on Cooking with Supply Chain Visibility

Posted by Caroline Brown

Leading Manufacturer Streamlines Inbound Supply Chain to Efficiently Manage Growth

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, January 13, 2010 --

Management Dynamics, a leading provider of global trade management solutions, today announced that Fiesta Gas Grills, one of the largest North American grill manufacturers, has implemented its Supply Chain Visibility solution to support its expanded global procurement operations.

Integrating its sourcing which is primarily from China to its operations in the United States and Canada, the global multi-mode solution has enabled Fiesta to improve customer service, reduce cycle times, better manage suppliers and proactively identify in-transit delivery issues.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Supply Chain Visibility

Manufacturing Industry Expected to Pick Up in 2010, But Not Without Challenges

Posted by Emily Thornton

A 3% increase in manufacturing production is expected in 2010, according to Stan Gwizdak from the consulting firm, Celerant. According to an article in Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Mr. Gwizdak gives a few main factors that will contribute to this upturn:

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Topics: Manufacturing, Supply Chain Visibility