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Top Things To Look For In An Industrial-Electronics Manufacturer

Keeping a manufacturing business operating at full capacity depends on many factors, and equipment must be repaired and maintained to avoid production delays and ensure safety. When it comes to industrial-electronic components and connectors, you need to have the right, high-quality products readily available for your equipment. Here are a few of our favorite tips that buyers in our marketplace have found to be helpful when looking for a new industrial-electronics manufacturer that will fit their business needs.

Manufacturing sector continues expansion for 19th straight month

According to information released via the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business, manufacturing sector economic activity expanded in December 2014 for the 19th month in a row. The overall economy grew for the 67th month in a row during the same period of time.

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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Food Coast to Coast

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, 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


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.

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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,  “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 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: