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Corruption could be why you lose
Mar 4 2011 - 1:24pm
Checks and balances are critical to the sourcing and procurement side of a business. When I first started in this business I sat in the office of a buyer and explained the value of adding...
If Your Friends Told You To Jump Off a Bridge, Would You?
Feb 25 2011 - 6:17pm
For anyone paying attention to commodity markets you probably already know prices are up. For anyone paying attention to this blog you definitely know that I believe companies are responding to...
MFGWatch Survey: Overall Manufacturing Performance in North America Highest in Over a Year; Small Manufacturers Lead the Surge
Feb 9 2011 - 11:11am
MFG.com has just published its latest MFGWatch Quarterly Survey of North American Manufacturers (select this link for the full report and PDF), and the news is pretty dog-gone good. We're still not...
It's 2011... Stop Doing it Wrong!
Feb 3 2011 - 12:40pm
Sourcing is incredibly important when considering the need to keep costs in line. Introducing a competitive environment to your company spend and understanding the supply market for everything your...
Global Manufacturing Marketplace, MFG.com, acknowledges excellence in Strategic Sourcing
Jan 24 2011 - 4:13pm
The MFG.com 2010 Customer of the Year awards have been announced All Dimensions Manufacturing, Inc. and RLS Enterprises, Inc are named the 2010 Customers of the Year by MFG.com for excellence in...
MFG.com CEO Mitch Free On CNBC's Small Business Council
Jan 14 2011 - 2:53pm
Mitch Free, MFG.com founder & CEO, has been recruited into the inaugral class of CNBC's Small Business Council. The SBC is "an exclusive group of 13 executives, (that) provides insight about the...
Proof That Manufacturers Aren't Toothless Mouth-Breathers
Dec 7 2010 - 1:57pm
Anita of Bear Boring LLC in Illinois is a little "ticked off." If you knew Anita like I do, you'd know that I had to edit that statement (and those below) since she can't be described as a ... er,...
MFGWatch Survey: Employment Activity Uneven; Supply Chain Disruptions, Reshoring Activity Drop
Dec 6 2010 - 10:08am
MFG.com has conducted the latest MFGWatch survey of North American manufacturers (select this link for the complete survey results and a downloadable PDF). The survey focused on their activities in...
Seth Godin Disses Manufacturers - Again
Oct 19 2010 - 8:33am
I recently called Seth to task for dropping a take on manufacturing that showed a lack of appreciation or even basic understanding of it (Will The Real Seth Godin Please Grow Up?). Well, he went and...
Small Manufacturers Can Make Lean Work
Oct 11 2010 - 6:20am
Lean has been and is the most confusing, often misunderstood topic among manufacturing in the past 50 years. Like the adoption of the Web, manufacturers have been told and shown that Lean can...