Industry Week

  1. Can a big customer become too much of a good thing? Yes, if you break "The 10% Rule."

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  2. Purchasing managers and companies guided by lowest delivered costs, rather than life-cycle costs, can kill their companies. A purchasing culture that does not live by the principles of lean, and depends on long, thin supply chains, can kill a business.

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  3. As charter members of the elite supermajor clique that also includes Royal Dutch Shell Plc, BP Plc and Total SA, Exxon and Chevron are among the biggest beneficiaries of the 55% escalation in crude prices from the same period in 2016.

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  4. The coffee maker’s director of procurement talks about making volunteerism mean more than a hill of beans.

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  5. Supported by university research and college workforce programs, additive manufacturing companies are a growing presence in North Carolina.

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