New Ways to Fill Your Manufacturing Capacity
Dec 27 2012 - 12:41pm
In today’s economic climate, you must continuously search for different ways to find new customers. This needs to be done while also providing your existing customers with a high level of service....

Best Practices for Selecting a Manufacturer
Dec 17 2012 - 11:03am
In the context of globalization and empowering sourcing with technology, it’s easier and easier to discover suppliers that were previously out of reach. However, the risks associated with venturing...

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson
Oct 2 2012 - 8:27pm
Wired magazine editor and best selling author Chris Anderson's new book Makers: The New Industrial Revolution is an excellent and easy read detailing the transformation that is happening in...

How to Get the Most Accurate Quotes from Machine Shops
Aug 16 2012 - 7:00pm
When sourcing a part to be produced in accordance with a drawing (machined, molded, cast, fabricated, etc.)  there are a few tips that will result in a win-win.   When there is ambiguity, it means... Awarded DoD Contract
Aug 2 2012 - 10:26am is excited to announce our new partnership with the Department of Defense.  Manufacturers now have one source to find both government and commercial opportunities in the same easy-to-use...

Re-Shoring: Manufacturers Make a U-Turn
May 24 2012 - 2:19pm
We surveyed job shops in America to see if all the banter around re-shoring is just that or if it is indeed a real trend. CNBC picked up the survey results, interviewed me and wrote a very good...

A Machine Shop Owner Who Get's It - Spargo Machine Products
May 20 2012 - 2:02pm
Just as any great business, at we love our customers.  We realize that our customers are the sole reason we exist and it warms our heart to hear all the stories from our customers telling us... and NTMA Partner for a Shared Passion
May 16 2012 - 8:33am
I’ve always had a lot of respect for the folks at NTMA (National Tooling and Machining Association) and how tirelessly they work to support and advocate for their member machine shops.  And they have...

LiveSource is Going to Make Waves... and it should because the industry needs some freshness
May 11 2012 - 12:21pm
A few years after I founded it became apparent to me that we would need to develop a solution that offered our sourcing users a migration path to increased sophistication as their needs and...

Lean Sourcing and Supply Chain Management is a Strategy of the Past
May 9 2012 - 5:56pm
The traditional way of managing a supply chain and strategic sourcing.... lean principles, fewest number of vendors possible, etc. just doesn't make sense any longer.  It is old school thinking. ...