Afternoon Coffee: Concerns over U.S. reliance on overseas drug manufacturing; EU investigating Google’s bid for Fitbit; hackathon to address supply chain amid COVID-19 Stock

In today’s headlines, the Wall Street Journal focuses on concerns about the U.S. reliance on China and other countries for drug manufacturing. The Trump administration also issued an executive order to enhance U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturing. In other news, the European Union opened an investigation of Google’s plan to buy Fitbit. Finally, the information standards organization GS1 US is planning a virtual hackathon to test supply chain resiliency in light of COVID-19. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Commodities Roundup: Aluminum’s recovery; tin’s solid fundamentals; steel capacity utilization rises


Here’s a quick rundown of news and thoughts from particular commodity markets. MetalMiner, a sister site of ours, scours the landscape for what matters. This week:

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