In alleged health care ‘money grab,’ nation’s largest hospital chain cashes in on trauma centers

After falling from a ladder and cutting his arm, Ed Knight said he found himself at Richmond’s Chippenham Hospital surrounded by nearly a dozen doctors, nurses and technicians — its crack “trauma team” charged with saving the most badly hurt victims of accidents and assaults. But Knight’s wound, while requiring about 30 stitches, wasn’t life-threatening. … Read more

USD 2.45 Billion growth expected in Supply Chain Insurance Market at a CAGR of 3.83% amid COVID-19 Spread

Request a Free Sample Report to Know More Leading global suppliers can assist buyers in realizing high-cost savings through their efforts on areas such as forward integration, reducing total ownership cost, manage ad hoc spend, negotiate on pricing and contractual terms, conference participation, managing labor price volatility, level of automation, quality management, and reduction in … Read more

Auto sales; Shipping market; Supply chain review

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Adobe Stock Here’s a quick rundown of news and thoughts from particular commodity markets, including auto sales, the shipping market and the Biden administration’s supply chain review. MetalMiner, a sister site of ours, scours the landscape for what matters. This week: ArcelorMittal eyeing Liberty Steel assets in France In M&A news, MetalMiner’s Christopher Rivituso delved … Read more

Ford Partners with Origin Materials to Develop More Sustainable Supply Chain

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Ford Motor Company and Origin Materials have partnered to bring sustainable materials to the automotive supply chain. Although the interior of the 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat (above) is not made with these materials, the companies will strive towards sustainability in the future. // Courtesy of Ford Origin Materials, a leading carbon negative materials company in … Read more

Fashion brands failing to safeguard supply chain workers

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The new KnowTheChain benchmark, published on 26 May 2021, ranked 37 of the world’s biggest apparel and footwear companies on their efforts to tackle forced labour. On average, companies did not score even 50% in their efforts to address some of the worst forms of exploitation in their supply chains – including Kering, LVMH, Amazon … Read more

Decarbonization drive creates supply chain challenges for Japan Inc.

Decarbonization drive creates supply chain challenges for Japan Inc.

Gone are the days when Japan was dominant in semiconductor and battery production, industries that are increasingly relevant in the modern world. The need to decarbonize the economy in line with global climate change efforts is serving as a wake-up call to Japanese manufacturers — as well as the government — forcing them to rise … Read more

VF vows to tackle child labour in apparel supply chain

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VF Corporation has pledged to protect children’s rights and eliminate child labour throughout its global apparel supply chain by 2025. The group, which owns the Vans, The North Face and Timberland brands, is also launching a new platform to invest in new, future-focused opportunities. The Child Rights Action Pledge comes as the United Nations (UN) has declared 2021 the … Read more

Fashion fails to factor in supply chain carbon

The fashion industry has earned a bad reputation on environmental matters over the years. Though brands increasingly seek to position their products as sustainable, the industry’s lack of concern over deforestation, overproduction and the burning of excess inventory tells a different story. So it may come as a surprise that British high-street brand Superdry appears … Read more