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Are Manufacturers Being Commoditized?
Apr 19 2010 - 2:02pm
There is often an overlooked byproduct of change, as markets shift and new technologies are developed - that which was once specialized is now commoditized. Take printing, for example. 20 years ago,...

Harry Moser TV Interview - Reshoring/Backshoring
Apr 14 2010 - 9:08am
Harry Moser was just interviewed on a local Chicago TV station regarding the reshoring (backshoring/onshoring/inshoring) trend and he gives some solid descriptions of what has to happen to make the...

Textile Company Shows Manufacturers How To Beat Offshoring
Apr 13 2010 - 9:54am
An article titled "Bettin On Sunnier Days At Matouk & Co." by Mark Patinkin ran in The Providence Journal the other day (Hat tip: Bill Waddell). It provides clear lessons about how US...

MTConnect - Connecting the Manufacturing World
Apr 12 2010 - 3:32pm
MTConnect is the open-source set of standards that aims to create a common platform upon which controls, devices and software interconnect and communicate with each other. Think of the...

Metalworking Business Index - Retraction, But Still In Growth Mode
Apr 9 2010 - 2:47pm
The February‘10 Metalworking Business Index (MBI), published each month by Gardner Publications and Modern Machine Shop, showed the industry showed significant contraction from January after 6 months...

Backshoring Fair, Initiative Aim To Bring Work Back To U.S.
Apr 7 2010 - 3:13pm
Whatever you  call it these days - reshoring, inshoring, backshoring, onshoring - MOJO has covered the emerging trend of repatriating work into the US regularly. The bottom line for both...

The Web As A Tool
Mar 31 2010 - 1:35pm
A quote from an article sent to me this morning really got me to rethink an assumption I've had for years. The quote: "If you suck at meetings in person, you're only going to 'virtually suck' online...

An Easy Way To Explain How MFG.com Works
Mar 30 2010 - 5:50am
Simple? Sure. But take a minute to check out Job Shop Jim - it's a 58-second video that hits the high spots of the value of MFG.com for Suppliers, shops and manufacturers looking for new business,...

Backshoring Picking Up Steam - MFG.com On CNBC
Mar 29 2010 - 4:04am
This past week, I was interviewed on CNBC for MFG.com, 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...

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