MFG.com Blog

Revisiting Reshoring - Accelerating, But Gradually
Aug 9 2010 - 10:40am
For your viewing pleasure, here are a few observations, articles and examples regarding the emerging "trend" of reshoring (or backshoring, or in shoring) production back to the U.S. Strong,...

US Commerce Secretary Talks About US Manufacturing's Growth, Jobs, Future
Aug 6 2010 - 1:20pm
This video interview (posted yesterday) has the Secretary pointing out that many foreign manufacturers are moving production to the US, and talking tough about supporting future growth and creating...

Where Are The Manufacturing Jobs Online?
Aug 3 2010 - 1:56pm
After a run through the online jobs landscape looking for relevant manufacturing employment opportunities, it looks like you're gonna find one of two things - sites with a tight focus on...

Hey Manufacturers - Watch Seth Godin On Tribes To Market Your Business Better
Jul 27 2010 - 9:25am
I'm not one to latch onto or spread parlor tricks - the usually have no legs, have little nutritional value to manufacturing businesses and they distract us from the real work to be done. To many of...

MFGWatch Survey: Supply Chain Risks, Backshoring Rise; Small Manufacturers Add Jobs, Large Manufacturers Cut
Jul 22 2010 - 8:52am
MFG.com has conducted the latest MFGWatch survey of North American manufacturers (select this link for the complete survey results and a downloadable PDF). The survey focused on their activities in...

Strike At Ports Of LA, Long Beach End, But May Not Be Over
Jul 22 2010 - 4:34am
Earlier this month, MOJO featured a post titled "Strike at Ports of Long Beach & Los Angeles - Won't Disrupt Supply Chains?" We were a bit incredulous that there were reports that those striking...

iPhone 4 Flaw: Was It Design Or A Supply Chain Issue, Too?
Jul 16 2010 - 12:46pm
There are clearly more questions than answers right now about what's caused Apple's iPhone 4 design faux pas. With a company that size and with the command & control that comes with it, that's...

Some Advice For Small Manufacturers In 'Non-Manufacturing' States
Jul 14 2010 - 1:34pm
I had a conversation yesterday with a small contract manufacturer in Colorado. The shop owner was describing the challenges he has being a discrete parts manufacturer (CNC/manual milling, turning,...

Hey Manufacturers! What Have You Cut To 'Survive'?
Jul 12 2010 - 10:44am
(NOTE 07/21/10: I just found this really interesting article from CNBC titled "Consumers Beating Manufacturers at Their Own Game." It looks at how consumers, raw from job losses, climbing costs, and...

2 Social Media Tools For Small Manufacturers
Jul 9 2010 - 10:37am
Small and even mid sized manufacturers need all the help they can get these days. Economic, government and business playing fields are shifting with the frequency of a cheap ham radio. It's hard to...

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