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MFGWatch Survey of European Manufacturers - Q2 2011
Aug 31 2011 - 8:30am
Beginning in the first quarter of 2011, MFG.com expanded its MFGWatch Quarterly Survey of North American Manufacturers to include manufacturers from Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA). The...

Q2 '11 MFGWatch Survey
Aug 30 2011 - 11:03am
In the latest MFGWatch Quarterly Survey of North American Manufacturers, conducted by MFG.com, encouraging activity in the second quarter of 2011 was mixed with trepidation for the last half of the...

If I were a shop owner...
Aug 29 2011 - 12:48pm
Mitch Free, Founder and CEO of MFG.com, recently sent a communication to the valued Suppliers within our the manufacturing marketplace...and I wanted to take a moment and share this with you. Letter...

The North American Manufacturing Advantage is a Mathematical Certainty
Aug 24 2011 - 2:22pm
Companies spend millions of dollars every year trying to predict the future.  How many sales will we make?  How much material will we use?  How will the global economic climate impact our business? ...

Free Webinar: To Offshore or Reshore? How to Objectively Decide
Aug 23 2011 - 1:45pm
Join us tomorrow, Wednesday August 24th from 2:00 - 3:00pm for a free webinar hosted by MFG.com called "To Offshore or Reshore? How to Objectively Decide". Recent reports by Boston Consulting and...

Breaking Free From Engineered Results
Aug 14 2011 - 7:14pm
Being on the cutting edge of direct materials sourcing for the last decade has taught me one very important thing. Nothing hurts results more than people setting expectations based on false pretenses...

Demand Driven Sourcing - Don't Be Scared
Jul 27 2011 - 5:20pm
Your sourcing process, in regards to discrete manufactured components, is probably racked with inefficiency and there is a really good chance you don't know it.  Why not? You are probably following a...

Join us at the NTMA Purchasing Fair!
Jul 27 2011 - 1:33pm
MFG.com is a proud sponsor of the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA)'s Contract Manufacturing Purchasing Fair on September 7th and 8th at the Intercontinental Chicago O'Hare in...

'Made In The USA' Makes A Comeback - Reuters & MFG.com Survey Confirms Reshoring Trend
Jun 28 2011 - 3:38pm
The reshoring movement - repatriating production back to the US from overseas - is gaining steam. In a piece produced and posted by Reuters Insider, and using data collected in a joint survey by MFG....

MFGWatch Survey: 'Significant' Supply Chain Disruptions Rise
May 26 2011 - 4:23am
More North American buy-side manufacturers report they've experienced "a significant supply chain disruption" in the first quarter of 2011. In the latest MFGWatch Survey, 42% of manufacturers say...

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