Backshoring Picking Up Steam - On CNBC
Mar 29 2010 - 4:04am
This past week, I was interviewed on CNBC for, regarding the emerging trend of backshoring manufacturing production to the U.S. from low-cost countries. Here's the video: It was a great...

Institutional Blindness
Mar 24 2010 - 4:16pm
This video is of a presentation from early 2008, a lecture given by Dr. Patrick Dixon on the future of Supply Chain Risk & Management. It's quite good, and it speaks to an interesting condition...

Lean Manufacturing Q&A
Mar 22 2010 - 10:11am
Last week, COO Steve Cook presented a webinar titled "Lean Manufacturing For Your Enterprise," as an introduction and overview for manufacturers considering embarking on a Lean journey....

Recent Activity on the Backshoring Front
Mar 19 2010 - 10:37am
There's been more action on the backshoring / reshoring / onshoring front this week, as more U.S. and western manufacturing OEMs are not only rethinking their extended supply chain decisions - many...

Sourcing Sam
Mar 18 2010 - 7:59am
Sometimes the simplest messages are the best.

Atypical Supplier Shows How To Thrive
Mar 17 2010 - 4:13am
I spent an awesome 45-minutes on the phone today with Johannes Schmoelz, sales manager, all around cutting tools guru and drag racing fanatic at K&Y Diamond, Ltd. K&Y is a unique Canadian...

Onshoring Update from Fox Business News
Mar 16 2010 - 10:11am
In this video, Cliff Waldman, and economist with the Manufacturer's Alliance, is interviewed about why companies like Caterpillar and GE are reassessing their original offshoring decisions based on...

Offshoring Advice Can Offer Strong Arguments for 'Backshoring'
Mar 15 2010 - 3:30pm
A recent article that advises Buyers and sourcing professional on the challenges of offshoring without the proper due diligence can also help suppliers and small- and mid-sized manufacturers (SMMs)...

Sourcing Sam On
Mar 14 2010 - 9:34am
These days, we're all looking to simplify our lives. If anything deserves the decal "the new normal," it's that. Lean is finally being discussed as a business philosophy to consistently improve the...

Big Manufacturing Layoffs = Executive Laziness
Mar 11 2010 - 11:09am
It is unfortunate when you see headlines like this. Mass Layoffs by U.S. Manufacturers Surge in January.  Especially when most of these layoffs are probably unnecessary.  Layoffs, which used to be...