A new survey conducted by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) shows that more companies are realizing the value of "re-shoring" and thinking about moving their manufacturing operations back to the United States.
Country-of-origin labeling was first mandated by Congress in 2002, expanded to include new products in 2008 and put into effect in 2009. However, the implementation process has been plagued by a number of different obstacles, including an international legal drama that could reach a climax later this month.
The sequester is expected to result in significant delays - up to five days at major sea ports - to the processing of cargo shipments as a result of cuts to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The new trend toward cost containment and personalized medical is putting pressure on companies that have grown accustomed to operating in a high-growth environment.
April 3 marked the 40th anniversary of the day on which organizations from around the world came together to adopt a universal business "language" based on the GS1 System of Standards.
The government of India is pushing new barcode labeling requirements for pharmaceutical products as part of an effort to create a nationwide track-and-trace system to weed out counterfeiting operations and bolster the country's reputation as a supplier of high-quality goods.
South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently announced that it is implementing a new regulatory scheme, which will require products imported from certain areas of Israel to carry special labels alerting consumers of the items' origins.
On Thursday, four major Japanese automakers announced that they are recalling more than 3 million vehicles as a result of problems with their airbags, which are believed to pose serious risks to drivers and passengers.
Pallimed Solutions has initiated a recall of more than a dozen products, which were distributed in 15 states. However, the recall process has raised new questions about the company's practices.
With new drug pedigree requirements coming into effect in California during 2015, pharmaceutical companies are on the verge of a new phase, in which product serialization and real-time visibility are increasingly standard throughout the industry.
In January 2012, the Obama Administration introduced the National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security. The White House recently released an update on the government's progress in implementing the strategy.
Whole Foods is the first major retail organization in the United States to mandate that its suppliers label products containing GMOs.