Don't use a fire extinguisher to source!!
Feb 16 2010 - 10:47pm
Supply interruption. It is a phrase that can send an executive into a panic.  Supply interruption can force a company to make a budget crippling and profit killing decisions.  If direct materials are...

Michigan Manufacturers Diversify & Thrive
Feb 16 2010 - 10:45pm
That's right. I said Michigan. And yeah, I mean in or near Detroit. And no - these 3 small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) aren't just surviving ... they're THRIVING. Detroit is seeing...

Did You Know - Is At The Olympics?
Feb 15 2010 - 9:01pm
Betcha didn't ... as a matter of fact, the majority of the brackets, fasteners and aluminum extrusions used to build the Olympic Dining Hall for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver was sourced through...

Tom Peters on 'The Problem Isn't The Problem'
Feb 15 2010 - 6:15pm
Take a few minutes to watch Tom Peters explain where problems and solutions really come from. Nothing else to say, except that this is a great message for manufacturers of all stripes:

Manufacturing Web Site Q&A
Feb 11 2010 - 4:15pm
Last week, presented a webinar titled Navigating the Online Landscape. We shared a great deal of info for small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) to get more out of their Web sites and...

For The Love Of The Game
Feb 9 2010 - 4:51pm
Do you want to support U.S. Manufacturing? Well, Illuminati Motor Works is a good place to start. IMW is a collection of Illinois "engineers, automotive technicians, graphic artists and car...

"Backshoring" A Mixed Bag
Feb 8 2010 - 5:49pm
A few weeks back, Booz & Company and Strategy + Business presented a paper titled "The Case for Backshoring (registration required)" (hat tip: Evolving Excellence). Like MacArthur's...

Navigating The Online Landscape - Web Site Advice For Small & Medium Sized Manufacturers
Feb 5 2010 - 10:22pm
We just presented a webinar this afternoon, and here's the posted recording: There's information on how to optimize your site for your customers - not just search engines. Information about current...

Lynn Tilton - Truth, Cash and Creativity
Feb 4 2010 - 4:44pm
Lynn Tilton is the CEO of Patriarch Partners, a private equity firm that specializes in turning around businesses - often when they are in distress. Lynn is dynamic, smart and is a remarkable...

E-Sourcing for the Engineer
Feb 3 2010 - 8:32pm
E-Sourcing for the Engineer