Blog Buyer Visit - The Goodyear Blimp
Nov 24 2009 - 6:47pm
The Buy-side team recently visited the home of the Goodyear Blimp in Ohio. It's a brilliant facility, run by extraordinarily smart U.S. manufacturing professionals. Here are some shots of the... - Bringing Manufacturing Back To Schools
Nov 24 2009 - 4:04pm
The Shop Rat Foundation is a Michigan-based initiative to bring manufacturing and hands-on skilled trades training to middle-school students. Its efforts extend beyond Michigan's borders, and the...

The New Normal gives birth to the Virtual Factory
Nov 23 2009 - 8:41pm
I can't open a web browser lately without seeing some article or other calling out the establishment of a "New Normal" in the global economy.  I know it is very important for markets, businesses and... Buyer Visit - NASA Johnson Space Center
Nov 23 2009 - 5:15pm
Last month, members of the Buy-side team visited NASA to check out high technology and see first-hand many parts and assemblies sourced through the marketplace. You just can't get... In India - IAF World Congress
Nov 20 2009 - 1:46pm
MFGTextiles is rockin' it strong in India at the International Apparel Federation World Congress, yo. Kick it, Tony!

Tough Love - And Help - For Small And Mid Sized Manufacturers
Nov 20 2009 - 1:22pm
Doug Hall is quite a guy. Part inventor, part evangelist, and part entrepreneur, he's a formidable character and has had quite a career. A brief synopsis: Stellar career at Proctor & Gamble as a...

A Formula for Success
Nov 19 2009 - 12:53pm
An article from earlier this year spells out a formula that Maryland-based manufacturers have employed to help themselves survive and grow through the recession and manufacturing's recent malaise....

North American Buyers Sourcing Closer To Home
Nov 18 2009 - 7:02pm
From an article over at "... more than half of buyers polled said they are doing more near-shoring as a result of the recession while only 28% said they consider low-cost country...

MFGWatch Survey from Shows Buyers Experiencing Significant Risk
Nov 18 2009 - 6:16pm
In the latest MFGWatch survey from, 38% of North American industrial and manufacturing buyers said they've experienced a "significant" disruption in their supply chains over the past 3...

MFGMojo from - Reviewing the Global Manufacturing Gemba
Nov 13 2009 - 5:02pm
This is the first post from MFG Mojo, a blog from for the small- and medium-sized manufacturer (SMM). MFG Mojo is here to help you be a more successful SMM. To understand and use the Web more...