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3 Ways to Dominate Data Protection in 2016
Jan 14 2016 - 2:00pm
It’s no secret that one of the greatest challenges facing buyers and suppliers of custom manufactured parts today is data protection. Whether it's intellectual property in the form of CAD/CAM files, ...

China's Downturn: What it Could Mean for U.S. Manufacturing
Jan 7 2016 - 11:00am
On Thursday, global stock markets plunged for the sixth time in as many days amid continued and growing concerns about the languishing Chinese economy.  As of 3 p.m. EST, the Dow Jones Industrial...

What We Learned From the December ISM Report
Jan 6 2016 - 2:00pm
The manufacturing industry contracted for a second straight month in December, with the Purchasing Managers' Index falling to 48.2, a 0.4 point decrease from November.  Across the industry, supply...

A Paradigm Shift in Manufacturing -- 4 Key Factors Driving Industry Evolution in 2015
Dec 30 2015 - 2:00pm
From emissions standards to additive manufacturing and reshoring, the face of manufacturing changed rapidly in 2015. With higher customer expectations, buyers and suppliers of manufactured parts were...

How Climate Change Could Retool Manufacturing
Dec 17 2015 - 11:00am
Delegates from 195 nations met in Paris on December 12 and took a stand against climate change at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21). President Barack Obama called the accord a "turning point for...

One Bright Spot in Manufacturing [November ISM Report]
Dec 8 2015 - 2:44pm
For the first time since November 2012, the Purchasing Managers' Index dipped below 50 percent, to 48.6 percent, signaling a contraction in the manufacturing industry. Amid raw material deflation and...

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Supply Chain?
Dec 3 2015 - 11:00am
It’s just part of managing vendors... Over time, some relationships will improve and grow stronger. While others will, inevitably, become less beneficial and more troublesome. Whether it’s increased...

Metal Fabrication Companies – What We Learned from the October ISM Report
Nov 18 2015 - 11:00am
As usual, the ISM report covers a wide variety of topics, many of which are not of great interest to members of the MFG.com marketplace. However, the data from Metal Fabrication Companies included...

Vive La France -- The World is With You
Nov 15 2015 - 8:00am
This won't be your typical blog post. But then again, it hasn't been a typical 48 hours. On November 13, six coordinated attacks were carried out in Paris, France. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria...

Was Donald Trump Right About the TPP?
Nov 11 2015 - 12:35pm
At last night's GOP presidential debate, Donald Trump said the following about the Trans-Pacific Partnership: "The TPP is a horrible deal, a deal that is going to lead to nothing but trouble. It’s a...

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