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A Survival Guide for Sourcing Professionals

Grab the Sourcing Professionals' Survival Guide to make sure you have all the resources you need to take charge of your sourcing activities. This guide includes:

  • White Paper: 5 Steps to Taking Charge of Your Sourcing Activities
  • White Paper: Revolutionizing eSourcing Adoption
  • MFGWatch Report: 2013 Manufacturing Forecast & Analysis
  • Guide: Solving the Conflict Minerals Gap

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MFG.com Featured in Food Coast to Coast Article

Food Coast to Coast
by TheGreenEconomy.com 
 

For Ocean Spray, transportation costs are pushing them to a novel solution: partner with competitors to cut transport fuel costs by 40% and carbon emissions by 20%.

Logistics and shipping costs were the major threat to supply chains, affecting 52% of manufacturers, up from 37% a year earlier. That was the finding in a 2012 annual survey by MFG.com, an online marketplace for manufacturers and suppliers. Another concern was fuel oil prices, affecting 29% of manufacturers, steady for both years.

NTMA Purchasing Fair - Sourcing Professionals Register Free

Attend the 2013 NTMA Purchasing Fair, May 16-17, 2013, Indianapolis, IN

FREE REGISTRATION & LODGING FOR SOURCING PROFESSIONALS

The focus of the upcoming NTMA Purchasing Fair on May 16-17 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis is to align OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and large companies with highly competitive and skilled domestic small- to medium-sized manufacturers.

Benefits to Attending

MFGWatch Survey: Manufacturers are Worried

"While U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about 2013 growth, they are even more concerned about intellectual property theft, tax increases and rising oil prices this year,” says Mitch Free, CEO, MFG.com.  “Although reshoring continues its sluggish progress, it does appear that manufacturing in the United..."

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High Tech Manufacturing Knowledge Should be Protected Like Fort Knox

Low skill manufacturing jobs are not coming back to the United States. We just can’t compete with low cost countries when it comes to labor costs.  However, the technology and innovation we are developing for manufacturing automation, processes and materials is unmatched.  The high tech manufacturing jobs we are creating in the U.S.

Manufacturing Forecast - Growth Expected in 2013

MFG.com released the latest MFGWatch 2013 manufacturing forecast today based on a survey of 8,840 sourcing professionals in North America.  The themes that emerged from the survey paint a picture of optimism and growth with a measured approach.

A few of the most notable themes are:

Kimberly-Clark Partners with MFG.com to Streamline their e-Sourcing

Kimberly-Clark desired to have a software platform to enable them to connect with their supply chain more efficiently. They leveraged MFG.com's cloud-based e-sourcing and supplier management tool, LiveSource, to enhance their business and better connect with their supply chain.

5 Tips for Efficient Injection Molding

Creating custom designed parts can be tricky. Add in molten plastic and life really can become difficult.  In talking to engineers and sourcing professionals, we often hear that working with injection molded parts is among the biggest challenges they face. There are a few easy tips you can use to make your life easier when it comes to molded parts. Follow the simple guidelines below, starting in the design stage, and you will help eliminate most of the injection molding pitfalls.

1. Wall Thickness

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