Re-Shoring: Manufacturers Make a U-Turn
May 24 2012 - 2:19pm
We surveyed job shops in America to see if all the banter around re-shoring is just that or if it is indeed a real trend. CNBC picked up the survey results, interviewed me and wrote a very good...

A Machine Shop Owner Who Get's It - Spargo Machine Products
May 20 2012 - 2:02pm
Just as any great business, at we love our customers.  We realize that our customers are the sole reason we exist and it warms our heart to hear all the stories from our customers telling us... and NTMA Partner for a Shared Passion
May 16 2012 - 8:33am
I’ve always had a lot of respect for the folks at NTMA (National Tooling and Machining Association) and how tirelessly they work to support and advocate for their member machine shops.  And they have...

LiveSource is Going to Make Waves... and it should because the industry needs some freshness
May 11 2012 - 12:21pm
A few years after I founded it became apparent to me that we would need to develop a solution that offered our sourcing users a migration path to increased sophistication as their needs and...

Lean Sourcing and Supply Chain Management is a Strategy of the Past
May 9 2012 - 5:56pm
The traditional way of managing a supply chain and strategic sourcing.... lean principles, fewest number of vendors possible, etc. just doesn't make sense any longer.  It is old school thinking. ...

If I Owned a Machine Shop
May 9 2012 - 4:03pm
Machine shop owners often ask me what I would do if I were running a shop in America right now in order to grow sales, profits and mitigate my risk related to another downturn or losing a big...

Single Source Single Factory MEGA FAIL
Apr 19 2012 - 1:03pm
Despite all the attention that the global supply chain received after the tragic events in Japan last year, the global auto industry is once again scrambling around because a disruptive event has... Review by Spargo Machine Products – No Complaints Here
Feb 15 2012 - 12:00am
Check out this review on by Spargo Machine Products Spargo Machine Products is a 5 star rated (out of 5 possible stars) machine shop in Terryville, Connecticut. Spargo Machine Products is...

New MFGWatch Survey Results Announced! Q4 2011
Feb 14 2012 - 12:00am
Today, on our 12th year anniversary (oh yeah…and Valentine’s Day!), we launched the 10th edition of our MFGWatch Survey. The results are extremely interesting and very encouraging for the state of...

MFGWatch Survey of European Manufacturers – Q3 2011
Dec 14 2011 - 12:00am
Beginning in the first quarter of 2011, expanded its MFGWatch Quarterly Survey of North American Manufacturers to include manufacturers from Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA). The...