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Supply Chain

APAA States Support for Biden Administration’s Tariff-Rate Quota Deal with the European Union

The American Primary Aluminum Association, which represents the majority of U.S. primary aluminum producers and thousands of aluminum workers across the country, expressed its support for the tariff-rate quota deal reached between the Biden Administration and the European Union.

What Can Help with Labor and Supply Challenges?

What’s keeping the glass industry up at night? Exhibitors, attendees and speakers at GlassBuild America all pointed to two major challenges: the ongoing labor shortage and pandemic-related supply chain constraints.

AGC Issues Building Material Inflation Alert

The Associated General Contractors of America issued an inflation alert last week, responding to the construction industry’s “unprecedented mix of steeply rising materials prices, snarled supply chains, and staffing difficulties, combined with slumping demand that is keeping many contractors from…

Construction Supply Chain Struggles Could Worsen Following Suez Canal Blockage

The U.S. construction industry will likely feel ripple effects of the blockage of the Suez Canal, adding to a series of ongoing supply chain and material acquisition concerns.

Glass Industry M&A

Despite notable M&A activity in glass in recent years, the industry remains fragmented, presenting consolidation opportunities to expand infrastructure and achieve synergies through scale. Read on for key market acquisitions from recent years and an outlook for future activity.

The Decision-making Supply Chain

The quality level of all manufactured goods assembled and delivered in the curtain wall supply chain flow downhill from design and engineering decision-making, whether good or bad. The assembled system of products that is a “curtain wall system” applied uniquely to each building type and layout is…

The Discussion: Experience vs. Inexperience

“John. Wait, stop right there.” “What?” “Stop right there and go back to that prior statement.” “What statement?” “The one where you mentioned lack of experience in the supply chain; I think it may be the biggest issue of them all as to why so many projects take longer, and require more work…

Inventory Communication

Supply chain management is a massive part of doing business. Yet, for many managers, it does not get the focus or appreciation it truly deserves. In addition, with supply oversight comes one of the scariest words: inventory! That word and needed process can bring an absolute panic to those who…