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 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 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 & 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...

Latest MFGWatch Survey: North American Manufacturing Cooling Down?
May 25 2011 - 7:08am
In the latest MFGWatch Survey of North American Manufacturers, both buyers and suppliers say they are seeing moderate increases in activity - like inquiries for new work and business conditions - the...

Mitch Free on CNBC's Small Business Council; Optimism in Small Business
May 18 2011 - 1:47pm
Mitch Free, founder & CEO appears on CNBC’s Small Business Council to discuss optimism in small businesses. Mitch Free: "I'm actually more optimistic... In the customer base that we have... CEO Mitch Free Appears on Fox; Discusses Manufacturing & Online Marketplaces
May 3 2011 - 7:04am
Mitch Free, founder & CEO of, appeared on Fox Business News' Small Business Spotlight to discuss the value of manufacturing marketplaces, the opportunities for manufacturing on the...