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...

Top 10 Do's and Don'ts for Quoting
Mar 10 2010 - 12:57pm
A Buyer that uses spells out some great suggestions for Suppliers to be more successful while quoting and collaborating in the marketplace. These are based on real-world experiences. Jay...

Why Blog?
Mar 9 2010 - 5:50pm
If you've not gotten Blogging or Social Media or what it can do for your manufacturing business, you will. Because, eventually, your prospects and customers and competitors will tell you. And I'll...

Whistling In The Dark - Bogus Manufacturing Data
Mar 8 2010 - 10:39am
Since the economic downturn (or recession, or Great Recession, or whatever we're calling it) made us all victims, I've watched the traditional media, bloggists, the Twitterverse and every pundit with... Made Easy - It's 1, 2, 3
Mar 5 2010 - 10:17pm
There's plenty of info that describes the value of for Buyers and Suppliers. But here's a down and dirty, simple 3-step description of how the works. Of course, there's a lot more...

UK Automotive Begins Backshoring
Mar 2 2010 - 11:26pm
In a post over at SpendMatters titled "Will a Return to Automotive OEM In-Country Sourcing in the UK Signal Something Larger?" the esteemed Jason Busch riffs on a study he found from across the pond...