MFG.com Blog

Welcome To MFG: Buyers Fresh to the Global Contract Manufacturing Marketplace [March]
Apr 13 2016 - 2:00pm
Each week, dozens of new buyers join the MFG.com contract manufacturing marketplace to discover new, qualified suppliers to get their custom manufactured parts and make amazing projects, like these...

Making The Grade: How Indiana Manufacturers Are Leveraging Science & Medicine to Graduate Top of Class
Apr 12 2016 - 1:45pm
In Indiana, manufacturing is king. From automotive to medical device manufacturing, and a growing focus on research and development and life sciences, Indiana is a resilient leader in American...

Hiring For The Next Generation: Plotting Your Path to A Scalable Manufacturing Workforce
Mar 29 2016 - 2:00pm
There’s no doubt about it: Hiring in manufacturing is harder than it’s ever been. As we speak, many job shops, contract manufacturers, and product manufacturers are waging a hiring war on all fronts...

Plane Power: How Electronics & Aerospace Helped California Manufacturers Take Off
Mar 22 2016 - 1:30pm
Fueled by aeronautics, electronics manufacturing, and the entrepreneurial dynamism of Silicon Valley, California manufacturers are one of the most influential contributors to the American economy....

From Agriculture to Automobiles: How Manufacturing is Retooling Alabama's Future
Mar 8 2016 - 1:42pm
Once, Alabama was known strictly for it's agriculture. The Cotton State they called it -- and still do. But sometime around the Civil War something changed. That state discovered manufacturing.  It's...

Simplifying Esourcing Adoption For Procurement Professionals
Feb 23 2016 - 2:00pm
The procurement professional is an essential element of success for many companies around the world. Not only are they responsible for managing at least some of the company’s corporate spend, but...

IP Protection -- How MFG.com Helps
Jan 14 2016 - 2:00pm
It’s no secret that one of the greatest challenges facing buyers and suppliers of custom manufactured parts today is data protection. Whether it's intellectual property in the form of CAD/CAM files, ...

China's Downturn: What it Could Mean for U.S. Manufacturing
Jan 7 2016 - 11:00am
On Thursday, global stock markets plunged for the sixth time in as many days amid continued and growing concerns about the languishing Chinese economy.  As of 3 p.m. EST, the Dow Jones Industrial...

What We Learned From the December ISM Report
Jan 6 2016 - 2:00pm
The manufacturing industry contracted for a second straight month in December, with the Purchasing Managers' Index falling to 48.2, a 0.4 point decrease from November.  Across the industry, supply...

A Paradigm Shift in Manufacturing -- 4 Key Factors Driving Industry Evolution in 2015
Dec 30 2015 - 2:00pm
From emissions standards to additive manufacturing and reshoring, the face of manufacturing changed rapidly in 2015. With higher customer expectations, buyers and suppliers of manufactured parts were...

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