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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...
MFG.com Made Easy - It's 1, 2, 3
Mar 5 2010 - 10:17pm
There's plenty of info that describes the value of MFG.com for Buyers and Suppliers. But here's a down and dirty, simple 3-step description of how the MFG.com 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...
Kia Opens Plant In Georgia, USA
Mar 2 2010 - 8:42pm
Over this past weekend, Kia opened a new manufacturing plant on 2,200+ acres in the rural community of West Point, Georgia. According to Kia's Web site, the plant will produce 300,000 cars annually,...
The Future of Manufacturing?
Feb 25 2010 - 5:55pm
Technology has changed our society in may ways. Think for a moment about dark room technicians and photo film development. Just a few, short years ago this industry generated billions in revenues,...
General Electric invests in Michigan
Feb 24 2010 - 5:13pm
Yesterday, G.E. announced it was looking to add up to 50 new parts suppliers in the Metro Detroit area. G.E. will be having a procurement fair soon and has invited 200-300 suppliers to participate...
3 Things Manufacturers Can Learn From ChatRoulette
Feb 23 2010 - 5:53pm
ChatRoulette is the latest online fad/craze/time-waster to take off virally around the world. It's only function is to connect you with anyone else on the site at random - ergo, the "Roulette." In a...
Cool Technology Alert - Bacteria-Powered Gears
Feb 23 2010 - 4:36pm
Graphic showing the movement of gears turned by the bacteria. Click image for larger version. (Credit: Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University) Maybe you've seen this already, but...
The Truth About Toyota
Feb 19 2010 - 11:05pm
Oh, yeah ... it's all over the news. We love to watch our heroes get torn down, don't we? Whether it's Tiger or Toyota, we can't turn away. Our heads say "calm down," but our curiosity says "click...
Seriously Europe, where are your direct materials programs?
Feb 19 2010 - 5:46pm
I love our European cousins, truly. They bring different perspectives and cultural opinions to almost any discussion. However, currently, European sourcing professionals are missing one of the...